15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Baku
— 4 nights
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Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Nakhchivan
— 1 night
Drive
6
Laza
— 1 night
Drive
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Guba
— 1 night
Drive
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Khinalig
— 1 night
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Gobustan
— 1 night
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Baku — 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Baku Boulevard and Flame Towers. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, walk around Highland Park, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and admire the local landmark of Philharmonic Park.

To see photos and other tourist information, read our Baku tour planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai in October, things will get much colder in Baku: highs are around 21°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ganja.
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Ganja — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Goygol. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, explore the activities along Maralgol lake, and then browse the different shops at Ganja Mall.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ganja trip planner.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Ganja are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

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Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the activities along Nohur Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, then fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and finally get in on the family fun at Gabaland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Gabala Archaeological Center and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chukhur Gabala.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gabala trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Gabala, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Open Air Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mausoleum of Momine Khatun, and then admire the striking features of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nakhchivan trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gabala to Nakhchivan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nakhchivan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to 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 30th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Laza Waterfalls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Laza trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nakhchivan to Laza takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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 31st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Tengya Alty Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Afurja Waterfall, and then stroll around Nariman Narimanov Park.

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You can drive from Laza to Guba in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Khinalig.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Khinalig Village.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Khinalig road trip app.

You can drive from Guba to Khinalig in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling 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 2nd (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gobustan online itinerary planner.

Getting from Khinalig to Gobustan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Gobustan, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough 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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