60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
1
Khizi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Shamakhi
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ganja
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Sheki
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Nakhchivan
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Togh
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Shusha
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Veng
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Qusar
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Baku
— 11 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Khizi

Khizi ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Siyazan (Chirag Gala Fortress, Candy Cane Mountain, & more).

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Khizi online tour planner .

New York City, USA to Khizi is an approximately 22-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Khizi is 9 hours. On the 6th (Wed), you're off toShamakhi.

Things to do in Khizi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siyazan
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:
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Besh Barmag Mountain ©
Besh Barmag Mountain
Chirag Gala Fortress ©
Chirag Gala Fortress

5
nights
Shamakhi

Shamakhi ©
For centuries one of northern Azerbaijan's most prominent trading and cultural centers, Shamakhi provided the setting for many important events throughout its 2,000 years of history.
Get out of town with these interesting Shamakhi side-trips: Ismailly (Haji Badal Mosque & Culture House Ivanovka) and Diri baba turbesi (in Qobustan). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque, explore the different monuments and memorials at Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, and see the interesting displays at Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Shamakhi trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Khizi to Shamakhi. November in Shamakhi sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 37°F at night. You will leave for Ganja on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ismailly, Diri baba turbesi
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 11:
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Diri baba turbesi ©
Diri baba turbesi
Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque
Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory ©

6
nights
Ganja

Ganja ©
Ganja is known for nature, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Lake Goygol, make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah Abbas Mosque, and step into the grandiose world of Handaberd Fortress.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ganja trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Ganja takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. November in Ganja sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 17:
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Imamzadeh Mausoleum ©
Imamzadeh Mausoleum
Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Lake Maralgol ©
Lake Maralgol

6
nights
Sheki

Sheki ©
A vacation in Sheki, a small town situated in the foothills of the Greater Caucasus, provides tourists with endless hiking opportunities and views of dramatic snowcapped peaks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zaqatala (The Zakatala Fortress, Central Mosque, & more), Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu) and Qabala (Tufandag Winter Summer Tourism Holiday Complex, Gabaland, & more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khan's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, and make a trip to Sheki Fortress.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sheki tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Sheki, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Qabala, Zaqatala, Ilisu Waterfall, Kurmuk Church
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 23:
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Sheki Khan's Palace ©
Sheki Khan's Palace
Gabaland ©
Gabaland

5
nights
Nakhchivan

Nakhchivan ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nakhchivan: Juma Mosque (in Ordubad) and Shahbuz State Reserve (in Shahbuz).

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nakhchivan trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sheki to Nakhchivan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and bus. November in Nakhchivan sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 36°F at night. On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel to Togh.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Shahbuz State Reserve, Juma Mosque
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
The Khan's Palace ©
The Khan's Palace
Momine Khatun Mausoleum ©
Momine Khatun Mausoleum
Shahbuz State Reserve ©
Shahbuz State Reserve

5
nights
Togh

Togh ©
Tuğ is a village in the Khojavend Rayon of Azerbaijan and Hadrut Province of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.HistoryTogh and the neighbouring fortress of Ktishberd, are first mentioned in the 9th century, as the capital of the Principality of Dizak. Togh is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gtichavank Monastery and explore the striking landscape at Azokh Cave.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Togh road trip site .

Getting from Nakhchivan to Togh by car takes about 6.5 hours. You'll set off for Shusha on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Togh

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Azokh Cave
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 3:
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Azokh Cave ©
Azokh Cave
Gtichavank Monastery ©
Gtichavank Monastery

6
nights
Shusha

Shusha ©
Shusha, or Shushi, is a city in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the South Caucasus. Explore Shusha's surroundings by going to Nikol Duman Memorial Museum (in Tsaghkashat), Tigranakert of Artsakh (in Aghdara) and Askeran Fortress (in Askeran). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Hunot Canyon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsitsernavank Monastery, don't miss a visit to Tatik u Papik, and contemplate the long history of Shushi Tank Memorial.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Shusha vacation website .

You can drive from Togh to Shusha in 1.5 hours. On the 9th (Mon), you're off toVeng.

Things to do in Shusha

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Khankendi, Tsitsernavank Monastery, Agdam Ghost Town, Tigranakert of Artsakh, Saint Hambardzum Church
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 9:
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Ghazanchetsots Cathedral ©
Ghazanchetsots Cathedral
Hunot Canyon ©
Hunot Canyon
Waterfall Zontiki ©
Waterfall Zontiki

5
nights
Veng

Veng ©
Get out of town with these interesting Veng side-trips: Karvachar Geyser (in Kalbajar), Gandzasar Monastery (in Aghdara) and Zuar Hotsprings (in Zulfuqarli).

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Veng trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shusha to Veng takes 2 hours. You'll set off for Qusar on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Veng

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zuar Hotsprings, Gandzasar Monastery, Tak Dzhur, Jraberd Fortress, Karvachar Geyser
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 14:
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Gandzasar Monastery ©
Gandzasar Monastery
Dadivank Monastery ©
Dadivank Monastery
Yeghishe Arakyel Monastery ©
Yeghishe Arakyel Monastery

5
nights
Qusar

Qusar ©
The gateway to the foothills of the Greater Caucasus, the small town of Qusar provides a home for the proud Lezgins, a local ethnic group with a distinctive culture and rich heritage.
Explore Qusar's surroundings by going to Yeddi Gozel Waterfall (in Qabala), Laza Waterfalls (in Laza) and State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig (in Khinalug). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Shahdag Mountain Resort, stroll the grounds of The Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tengya Alty Gorge, and stroll around Nariman Narimanov Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Qusar trip itinerary website .

Drive from Veng to Qusar in 8.5 hours. December in Qusar sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 28°F at night. On the 19th (Thu), you're off toBaku.

Things to do in Qusar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Quba, Laza Waterfalls, Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
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Shahdag Mountain Resort ©
Shahdag Mountain Resort
Nariman Narimanov Park ©
Nariman Narimanov Park

11
nights
Baku

The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
When in Baku, make a side trip to see Mud Volcanoes in Qobustan, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Baku day trip planning site .

You can drive from Qusar to Baku in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Qusar in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Baku, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Mud Volcanoes
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Baku Boulevard ©
Baku Boulevard

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