31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Baku
— 18 nights
2
Shamakhi
— 1 night
3
Gabala
— 3 nights
4
Ganja
— 3 nights
5
Sheki
— 1 night
6
Nakhchivan
— 2 nights

18
nights
Baku

Baku
A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Venture out of the city with trips to Candy Cane Mountains (in Khizi), Gobustan (Diri Baba Mausoleum, Mud Volcanoes, &more) and Lake Masazir (in Masazir). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, make a trip to Baku Boulevard, examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Baku vacation maker.

New York City, USA to Baku is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Baku is 9 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Baku can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gobustan, Mardakan Fortress, Candy Cane Mountains, Lake Masazir
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Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center
Baku Boulevard
Baku Boulevard

1
night
Shamakhi

Shamakhi
Azerbaijan's former capital surrounded by fine countryside and packed with cultural heritage, Shamakhi is one of Azerbaijan’s most historic cities and the birthplace of legendary Azerbaijani poets Sabir and Nesimi.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory, learn about winemaking at Meyseri Wines, thendelve into the distant past at Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Shamakhi trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Baku to Shamakhi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Shamakhi, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Meyseri Wines
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Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum

3
nights
Gabala

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Get out of town with these interesting Gabala side-trips: Chotari Albanian-Udi Church (in Nij), Laza Waterfalls (in Laza) and Basgal Village (in Sileyli). There's much more to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, explore the activities along Nohur Lake, and learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gabala journey planner.

Getting from Shamakhi to Gabala by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Gabala are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Chotari Albanian-Udi Church, Laza Waterfalls, Basgal Village
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Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Gabala Shooting Club ©
Gabala Shooting Club
Gabala Archaeological Center
Gabala Archaeological Center

3
nights
Ganja

Ganja ©
Famous as the birthplace of legendary poet Nizami, Ganja is a truly ancient city still bearing traces of the myriad kingdoms and empires that ruled over it in the past.
Ganja is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah Abbas Mosque, walk around Heydar Aliyev Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church.

Make your Ganja itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Gabala to Ganja by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In March, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Lake Goygol, St. John's Church
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Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Lake Maralgol
Lake Maralgol
Heydar Aliyev Park ©
Heydar Aliyev Park

1
night
Sheki

Sheki ©
Sheki is Azerbaijan’s true travel gem, a small city off the forested slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains rich in Silk Road history and renowned for its fascinating architecture, food, and friendly residents.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, thenmake a trip to Sheki Fortress, thentake an in-depth tour of Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sheki route planning app.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Sheki sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums Historic Sites
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Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Church of Kish
Church of Kish
Sheki Fortress
Sheki Fortress

2
nights
Nakhchivan

Nakhchivan
Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
On the 29th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Alinja Castle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Noah’s Mausoleum.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nakhchivan holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Sheki to Nakhchivan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Nakhchivan are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites
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Alinja Castle
Alinja Castle
Momine Khatun Mausoleum
Momine Khatun Mausoleum
Palace of Nakhchivan Khans
Palace of Nakhchivan Khans