6 days in Northern Route Itinerary

6 days in Northern Route Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner
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Baku
— 1 night
Drive
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Guba
Drive
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Khinalig
— 1 night
Drive
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Gusar
— 3 nights
Drive

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Baku — 1 night

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mud Volcanoes, Highland Park, Heydar Aliyev Center, and other attractions. On the 5th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Highland Park, then explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, and finally go for a walk through Baku Boulevard.

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If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Guba.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Guba

A gateway into the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Guba is a glorious stretch of countryside and a great destination for lovers of ecotourism and outdoor adventures.
Guba Genocide Memorial Complex has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Guba trip planner.

You can drive from Baku to Guba in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Baku in January since evenings lows in Guba dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Khinalig.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Khinalig — 1 night

This picturesque village is located at over 2,000 m (6,500 ft) above sea level and it is said to be connected with the story of Noah: according to legend, when Noah saw this high, flat terrain, he dropped anchor and told everyone to leave the Ark.
To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Khinalig tour planner.

Getting from Guba to Khinalig by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Gusar.
Museums
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Gusar — 3 nights

Azerbaijan's "northern gates" promise breathtaking Caucasus Mountain scenery, home to some of the country’s highest peaks, a classy ski resort, traditional rustic villages, and tasty Lezgi cuisine.
Gusar is known for parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the winter wonderland with Shahdag Mountain Resort.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gusar trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Khinalig to Gusar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. You will leave for home on the 10th (Mon).
Tours · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
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