31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan holiday planner

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Fly
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Baku
— 18 nights
Drive
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Shamakhi
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Taxi to Ganja, Fly to Nakchivan
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Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
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Baku

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

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 Gobustan (Diri Baba Mausoleum, Mud Volcanoes, &more), Masazir Lake (in Masazir) and Candy Cane Mountains (in Khizi). 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 52°F, while at night they dip to 40°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 · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 20:

1
night
Shamakhi

The City of Poets and Former Ancient Capital of the Country

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, then delve 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 55°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

3
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Gabala

Enjoy the Rustic Resorts and Relax in Healing Spas

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: Basgal Village (in Sileyli), Chotari Albanian-Udi Church (in Nij) and Laza Waterfalls (in Laza). 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 55°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:

3
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Ganja

A Young Spirit Located in an Ancient Land

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 57°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:

1
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Sheki

Azerbaijan's True Historical Gem

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, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then take 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 56°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:

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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 combination of taxi and flight from Sheki to Nakhchivan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Nakhchivan are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 37°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
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

Azerbaijan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Land of Fire
A holiday in Azerbaijan allows intrepid travelers to discover a history-steeped country sitting at the crossroads of Southeastern Europe and Southwest Asia, an area once controlled by a succession of ancient empires. With its dual Eurasian character, Azerbaijan remains a highly intriguing destination, with tourism one of the top contributors to the country's booming economy. Many begin their tour of Azerbaijan in World Heritage-listed Baku, a cosmopolitan city boasting innovative architecture and a well-preserved historic core. A short drive out of this thriving capital, you can explore timeless villages surrounded by thick orchards and flanked by the majestic Caucasus Mountains.