60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Nakhchivan
— 5 nights
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Lankaran
— 3 nights
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Gobustan
— 4 nights
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Gabala
— 4 nights
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Sheki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 5 nights
Drive
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Khizi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Guba
— 4 nights
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Baku
— 26 nights
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Nakhchivan

— 5 nights
Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
Get out of town with these interesting Nakhchivan side-trips: Shahbuz National Reserve (in Shahbuz) and Juma Mosque (in Ordubad). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Alinja Castle, make a trip to Mausoleum of Momine Khatun, explore the historical opulence of Yezidabad Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noah’s Mausoleum.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nakhchivan visit planning app.

Exeter, UK to Nakhchivan is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Nakhchivan is 4 hours. In September in Nakhchivan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lankaran.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:

Lankaran

— 3 nights

Lush Landscapes and Intriguing Culture

Known for its awesome nature and unmissable cuisine, Lankaran can also inspire with its varied scenes of culture and traditions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lankaran: Astara (Yanarbulag Spring & Hirkan National Park) and Ozobijon Waterfall (in Lerik). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Khanbulanchay Reservoir, get engrossed in the history at Khan's House, visit a coastal fixture at Mayak (Lighthouse), and step into the grandiose world of Zindan Tower.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lankaran vacation planner.

You can drive from Nakhchivan to Lankaran in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Lankaran

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Gobustan

— 4 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 and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve, contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum, and don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gobustan itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lankaran to Gobustan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Gobustan can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will leave for Gabala on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:

Gabala

— 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gabala: Meyseri Wines (in Meysary), Ismayilli (Chabiant Winery & Ivanovka Village) and Chotari Albanian-Udi Church (in Nij). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Gabaland, examine the collection at Gabala Archaeological Center, explore the activities along Nohur Lake, and steep yourself in history at Chukhur Gabala.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gabala visit planning app.

You can drive from Gobustan to Gabala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in September, plan for little chillier nights in Gabala, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Sheki

— 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sheki side-trips: Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu) and Zagatala (Zagatala Fortress, Zagatala City Mosque, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, and look for gifts at Aliovsat Sweets House.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sheki tour planner.

Drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sheki are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

Ganja

— 5 nights

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.
Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring at Lake Goygol. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Maralgol lake, stroll around Khan's Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Ganja State Puppet Theatre, and browse the different shops at Ganja Mall.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ganja tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Khizi.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

Khizi

— 4 nights

The City of Calm Seas and Multi-Colored Mountains

Khizi's swirling pink mountains are quite simply an extraordinary sight to behold.
Get out of town with these interesting Khizi side-trips: Siyazan (Beshbarmag Mountain & Chirag Gala Fortress). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Candy Cane Mountains, examine the collection at Mikayil Mushfig House Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Alti Aghaj National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Khizi visit planner.

Getting from Ganja to Khizi by car takes about 5 hours. On the 30th (Thu), you're off to Guba.

Things to do in Khizi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

Guba

— 4 nights

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.
Explore Guba's surroundings by going to Laza Waterfalls (in Laza), Khinalig Village (in Khinalig) and Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory (in Shamakhi). There's lots more to do: walk around Nariman Narimanov Park, admire the striking features of Six-Domed Synagogue, admire the sheer force of Afurja Waterfall, and take an in-depth tour of Mountain Jews Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Guba day trip planning website.

You can drive from Khizi to Guba in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Guba

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:

Baku

— 26 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baku: Mardakan (Mardakan Fortress, Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort, &more), Mosque Mir Movsum Agha (in Shuvelan) and Masazir Lake (in Masazir). Dedicate the 12th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, make a trip to Fountains Square, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, and enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku online day trip planner.

Drive from Guba to Baku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Guba in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Baku. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 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.