31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Baku
— 13 nights
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Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
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Gabala
— 3 nights
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Sheki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 5 nights
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Shamakhi
— 1 night
Drive
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Khizi
— 1 night
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
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Baku — 13 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.
Dedicate the 12th (Fri) 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, examine the collection at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, and don't miss a visit to Flame Towers.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Baku attractions planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Baku is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Baku is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Lahore in August, Baku is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Nakhchivan.
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Nakhchivan — 2 nights

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 15th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Open Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Mausoleum of Momine Khatun, and then admire the striking features of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Alinja Castle and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ashab-i Kehf.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nakhchivan tour itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Baku to Nakhchivan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Baku in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Nakhchivan, with highs around 41°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Gabala.
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Gabala — 3 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.
Gabala is known for winter sports, nature, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center, get to know the fascinating history of Chukhur Gabala, and do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gabala trip site.

Traveling by flight from Nakhchivan to Gabala takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In August in Gabala, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Sheki.
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Sheki — 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sheki: Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu) and Zagatala City Mosque (in Zagatala). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace, don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sheki trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Sheki takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Ganja.
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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 23rd (Tue) exploring at Lake Goygol. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake, don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ganja State Puppet Theatre.

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Drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Ganja sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Shamakhi.
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Shamakhi — 1 night

The City of Poets and Former Ancient Capital of the Country

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, then experience rural life at Alpaca Azerbaijan, and then see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shamakhi trip planner.

You can take a train from Ganja to Shamakhi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ganja in August since evenings lows in Shamakhi dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Khizi.
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Khizi — 1 night

The City of Calm Seas and Multi-Colored Mountains

Khizi's swirling pink mountains are quite simply an extraordinary sight to behold.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): examine the collection at Mikayil Mushfig House Museum and then take in the awesome beauty at Candy Cane Mountains.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Khizi tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Khizi takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gobustan.
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Gobustan — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gobustan trip maker app.

Drive from Khizi to Gobustan in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Gobustan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 31st (Wed), you're off to 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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