9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly to Ganja International Airport, Drive to Ganja
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Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 4 nights
Fly

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Ganja — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Goygol. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, then browse the different shops at Ganja Mall, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Javad Khan Street.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ganja trip maker site.

Paris, France to Ganja is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Paris to Ganja, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In March in Ganja, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sheki.
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Sheki — 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sheki trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ganja to Sheki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gabala.
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Gabala — 1 night

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Beauties Waterfall, hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then get in on the family fun at Gabaland.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gabala holiday planner.

Getting from Sheki to Gabala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Baku.
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Baku — 4 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.
Shop till you drop at Ganja Mall and Nizami Street/Torgovaya. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Philharmonic Park. Take a break from Baku with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Baku Old City, browse the different shops at Park Bulvar Baku, view the masterpieces at Ali Shamsi Studio, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniature Books.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Baku takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Baku, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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