56 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

56 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Nakhchivan
— 4 nights
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Gabala
— 4 nights
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Sheki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zagatala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 7 nights
Train
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Khizi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baku
— 31 nights
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Nakhchivan — 4 nights

Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
Nakhchivan is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Mausoleum of Momine Khatun, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noah’s Mausoleum, get engrossed in the history at Open Air Museum, and admire the striking features of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nakhchivan trip builder app.

Exeter, UK to Nakhchivan is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Nakhchivan is 4 hours. May in Nakhchivan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Gabala.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 2 — 6:

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.
Gabala is known for winter sports, nature, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, get in on the family fun at Gabaland, do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Chukhur Gabala.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gabala trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nakhchivan to Gabala takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. May in Gabala sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Sheki.
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Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay May 6 — 10:

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.
Step out of Sheki with an excursion to Ilisu Waterfall in Ilisu--about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, and make a trip to Sheki Fortress.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sheki trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Sheki, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zagatala.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

Zagatala — 2 nights

Charming Churches and Diverse People

A tour of Zagatala reveals one of Azerbaijan’s most multicultural corners with historical relics galore and interesting culinary secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zagatala City Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Zagatala Fortress.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zagatala vacation planning app.

Drive from Sheki to Zagatala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Zagatala are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Ganja.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Ganja — 7 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 16th (Mon) exploring at Lake Goygol. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Maralgol lake, don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, walk around Heydar Aliyev Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ganja trip site.

You can drive from Zagatala to Ganja in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Ganja, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Gobustan.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 15 — 22:

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 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gobustan trip builder website.

You can take a train from Ganja to Gobustan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Khizi.
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Museums
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Khizi — 2 nights

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 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Mikayil Mushfig House Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Candy Cane Mountains. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Chirag Gala Fortress.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Khizi itinerary website.

Drive from Gobustan to Khizi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Baku.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Baku — 31 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 10th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: make a trip to Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, and explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Baku trip planner.

You can drive from Khizi to Baku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May in Baku, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 26:

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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