60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Drive to Khizi
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Khizi
— 2 nights
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Gusar
— 3 nights
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Khinalig
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lankaran
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 3 nights
Train
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Shamakhi
— 3 nights
Train
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Ganja
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nakhchivan
— 7 nights
Fly
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Baku
— 20 nights
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Khizi — 2 nights

Khizi's swirling pink mountains are quite simply an extraordinary sight to behold.
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Chirag Gala Fortress and then take an in-depth tour of Mikayil Mushfig House Museum. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Candy Cane Mountains and then take in the awesome beauty at Beshbarmag Mountain.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Khizi trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Khizi is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from London to Khizi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gusar.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Laza Waterfalls (in Laza) and Guba (Tengya Alty Gorge & Afurja Waterfall). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nariman Narimanov Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Six-Domed Synagogue, take an in-depth tour of Mountain Jews Museum, and stroll the grounds of Guba Genocide Memorial Complex.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gusar travel route planning tool.

Drive from Khizi to Gusar in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Khinalig.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Khinalig — 4 nights

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.
Khinalig is known for museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Khinalig Village.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Khinalig visit planner.

Drive from Gusar to Khinalig in 1.5 hours. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Lankaran.
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Lankaran — 3 nights

Known for its awesome nature and unmissable cuisine, Lankaran can also inspire with its varied scenes of culture and traditions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lankaran: Astara (Hirkan National Park & Yanarbulag Spring). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Khanbulanchay Reservoir, visit a coastal fixture at Mayak (Lighthouse), and get engrossed in the history at Khan's House.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lankaran travel route builder tool.

Drive from Khinalig to Lankaran in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gobustan.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Gobustan — 3 nights

Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (UNESCO Heritage) covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.
Gobustan is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve and don't miss a visit to Diri Baba Mausoleum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gobustan online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lankaran to Gobustan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Gobustan, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Shamakhi.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Shamakhi — 3 nights

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.
Explore Shamakhi's surroundings by going to Lahij Central Street (in Lahij) and Basgal Village (in Sileyli). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque, see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory, and delve into the distant past at Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Shamakhi online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Gobustan to Shamakhi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gobustan in January, Shamakhi is slightly colder at night with lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Ganja.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

Ganja — 6 nights

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.
Take a break from Ganja with a short trip to St. John's Church in Goygol, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Goygol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Khan's Garden, make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ganja trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Shamakhi to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Ganja are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sheki.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:

Sheki — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu) and Zagatala City Mosque (in Zagatala). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, experience rural life at Bio Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sheki trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Sheki, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Gabala.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:

Gabala — 4 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Gabala is known for winter sports, nature, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, and get to know the fascinating history of Chukhur Gabala.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gabala trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Nakhchivan.
Parks · Nature · Wineries · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:

Nakhchivan — 7 nights

Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nakhchivan: Juma Mosque (in Ordubad) and Shahbuz National Reserve (in Shahbuz). The adventure continues: make a trip to Mausoleum of Momine Khatun, explore the historical opulence of Yezidabad Castle, see the interesting displays at House-Museum of Jalil Mammadguluzadeh, and explore the world behind art at Bahruz Kangarly Museum.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Nakhchivan trip website.

You can fly from Gabala to Nakhchivan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Gabala in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nakhchivan, with lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Baku.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 9:

Baku — 20 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mosque Mir Movsum Agha in Shuvelan (about 38 minutes away). Dedicate the 14th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, and take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Baku trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Nakhchivan to Baku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Nakhchivan in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Baku, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Find places to stay Feb 9 — Mar 1:

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.