15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly
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Baku
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Nakhchivan
— 1 night
Drive
3
Laza
— 1 night
Drive
4
Guba
— 1 night
Drive
5
Lahij
— 1 night
Drive
6
Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
8
Ganja
— 3 nights
Train
9
Gobustan
— 1 night
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Baku — 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Heydar Aliyev Center and Baku Boulevard will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Baku Old City, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, and admire the local landmark of Philharmonic Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Baku travel app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Baku hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Nakhchivan.
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Nakhchivan — 1 night

Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Open Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Mausoleum of Momine Khatun, and then admire the landmark architecture of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace.

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You can fly from Baku to Nakhchivan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Baku, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Nakhchivan, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Laza.
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Laza — 1 night

Laza is a village in the Qusar Rayon of Azerbaijan. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Laza Waterfalls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Laza travel planner.

You can drive from Nakhchivan to Laza in 13 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Guba.
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Guba — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Afurja Waterfall, stroll around Nariman Narimanov Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Mountain Jews Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Guba online trip planner.

You can drive from Laza to Guba in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lahij.
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Lahij — 1 night

Lahij is a village and municipality on the southern slopes of Greater Caucasus within the Ismailli Rayon of Azerbaijan. On the 22nd (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Basgal Village and then get to know the fascinating history of Lahij Central Street.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lahij day trip app.

Getting from Guba to Lahij by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Gabala.
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Gabala — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the activities along Nohur Lake, then admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, then hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and finally get in on the family fun at Gabaland. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque, then get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, and then steep yourself in history at Chukhur Gabala.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gabala day trip website.

You can drive from Lahij to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Sheki.
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Sheki — 1 night

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.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sheki trip planning website.

You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gabala in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Sheki. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ganja.
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Ganja — 3 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 27th (Sat) exploring at Lake Goygol. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Maralgol lake, buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, and stroll around Heydar Aliyev Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ganja itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Gobustan.
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Gobustan — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gobustan trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Ganja to Gobustan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Gobustan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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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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