60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Nakhchivan
— 5 nights
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Lankaran
— 3 nights
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Gobustan
— 4 nights
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Gabala
— 4 nights
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Sheki
— 4 nights
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Ganja
— 5 nights
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Khizi
— 4 nights
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Guba
— 4 nights
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Baku
— 26 nights
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Nakhchivan — 5 nights

Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
Get out of town with these interesting Nakhchivan side-trips: Shahbuz National Reserve (in Shahbuz) and Juma Mosque (in Ordubad). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Mausoleum of Momine Khatun, examine the collection at Jamshid Nakhchivansky’s House Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Ashab-i Kehf, and take an in-depth tour of Nakhchivan State History Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nakhchivan trip itinerary maker.

Exeter, UK to Nakhchivan is an approximately 54-hour car ride. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Exeter to Nakhchivan due to the time zone difference. In September in Nakhchivan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Lankaran.
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Lankaran — 3 nights

Lush Landscapes and Intriguing Culture

Known for its awesome nature and unmissable cuisine, Lankaran can also inspire with its varied scenes of culture and traditions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lankaran: Astara (Yanarbulag Spring & Hirkan National Park) and Ozobijon Waterfall (in Lerik). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Khanbulanchay Reservoir, get engrossed in the history at Khan's House, visit a coastal fixture at Mayak (Lighthouse), and step into the grandiose world of Zindan Tower.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lankaran vacation planner.

You can drive from Nakhchivan to Lankaran in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gobustan.
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Gobustan — 4 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.
Gobustan is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve, contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum, and don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gobustan itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lankaran to Gobustan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Gobustan can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will leave for Gabala on the 13th (Mon).
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gabala: Chotari Albanian-Udi Church (in Nij), Ismayilli (Chabiant Winery & Ivanovka Village) and Meyseri Wines (in Meysary). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Gabaland, explore the activities along Nohur Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Beauties Waterfall, and get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gabala trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Gobustan to Gabala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Gabala when traveling from Gobustan in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Sheki.
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Sheki — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sheki side-trips: Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu) and Zagatala (Zagatala Fortress, Zagatala City Mosque, &more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, look for gifts at Aliovsat Sweets House, and relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Sheki day trip site.

You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Sheki sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to 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 22nd (Wed) exploring at Lake Goygol. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Maralgol lake, walk around Heydar Aliyev Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah Abbas Mosque, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ganja route maker.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Khizi.
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Khizi — 4 nights

The City of Calm Seas and Multi-Colored Mountains

Khizi's swirling pink mountains are quite simply an extraordinary sight to behold.
Get out of town with these interesting Khizi side-trips: Siyazan (Beshbarmag Mountain & Chirag Gala Fortress). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Candy Cane Mountains, get engrossed in the history at Mikayil Mushfig House Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Alti Aghaj National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Khizi visit planner.

Getting from Ganja to Khizi by car takes about 5 hours. On the 30th (Thu), you're off to Guba.
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Guba — 4 nights

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.
Explore Guba's surroundings by going to Laza Waterfalls (in Laza), Khinalig Village (in Khinalig) and Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory (in Shamakhi). There's lots more to do: walk around Nariman Narimanov Park, admire the striking features of Six-Domed Synagogue, get engrossed in the history at Mountain Jews Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Afurja Waterfall.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Guba day trip planning website.

You can drive from Khizi to Guba in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Baku.
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Baku — 26 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baku: Masazir Lake (in Masazir), Mosque Mir Movsum Agha (in Shuvelan) and Mardakan (Mardakan Fortress, Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort, &more). Dedicate the 12th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, don't miss a visit to Fountains Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku online day trip planner.

Drive from Guba to Baku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Guba in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Baku. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel 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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