12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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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.
On the 20th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Gobustan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Gobustan. When traveling from Riyadh in January, plan for much colder days in Gobustan, with highs around 8°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 2°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gusar.
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Gusar — 1 night

The Gates with Tranquil Peaks and Thrilling Activities

Azerbaijan's "northern gates" promise breathtaking Caucasus Mountain scenery, home to some of the country’s highest peaks, a classy ski resort, traditional rustic villages, and tasty Lezgi cuisine.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Mountain Jews Museum, hit the slopes at Shahdag Mountain Resort, and then stroll around Nariman Narimanov Park.

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Drive from Gobustan to Gusar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -3°C in Gusar. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Gabala.
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Gabala — 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, and then learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery.

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Traveling by car from Gusar to Gabala takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Ganja.
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Ganja — 3 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 24th (Tue) exploring at Lake Goygol. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Maralgol lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House, and browse the different shops at Ganja Mall.

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You can drive from Gabala to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Baku.
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Baku — 5 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.
Baku is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Highland Park.

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You can fly from Ganja to Baku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time 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.