31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Baku
— 18 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Shamakhi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Sheki
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  24 h
End: New York City

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 Gobustan (Diri Baba Mausoleum, Mud Volcanoes, &more), Candy Cane Mountains (in Khizi) and Lake Masazir (in Masazir). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, make a trip to Flame Towers, examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, and explore the striking landscape at Yanardag.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Baku online visit planner.

New York City, USA to Baku is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from New York City to Baku due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Baku are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can 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
Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve

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, 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, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Shamakhi trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Baku to Shamakhi in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train 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

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: Laza Waterfalls (in Laza), Chotari Albanian-Udi Church (in Nij) 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, maps, ratings, 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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Laza Waterfalls, Chotari Albanian-Udi Church, 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, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, and admire the striking features of Bottle House.

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

Side Trips

St. John's Church, Lake Goygol
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Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Maralgol
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, 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.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, 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

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, read our Nakhchivan road trip planning site.

Getting from Sheki to Nakhchivan by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and bus. In March in Nakhchivan, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites
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Alinja Castle
Alinja Castle
The Khan's Palace ©
The Khan's Palace
Momine Khatun Mausoleum ©
Momine Khatun Mausoleum