6 days in Northern Route Itinerary

6 days in Northern Route Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan route maker

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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
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Baku

— 1 night

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Monument to Lovers and Cats, Mud Volcanoes, Highland Park, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Lovers and Cats, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, then stroll through Highland Park, and finally make a trip to Yanardag.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Ukraine, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In March in Baku, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Guba.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Guba

An Unspoiled Nature Region with Preserved Traditions

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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Guba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Baku to Guba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Guba can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Khinalig.

Things to do in Guba

Historic Sites · Museums
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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 other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Khinalig trip planner.

You can drive from Guba to Khinalig in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gusar.

Things to do in Khinalig

Museums
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Gusar

— 3 nights

The Gates with Tranquil Peaks and Thrilling Activities

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: hit the slopes at Shahdag Mountain Resort.

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Traveling by car from Khinalig to Gusar takes 1.5 hours. In March in Gusar, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. You will leave for home on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Gusar

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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