60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Nakhchivan
— 6 nights
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Gabala
— 6 nights
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Sheki
— 6 nights
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Ganja
— 6 nights
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Shamakhi
— 6 nights
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Lankaran
— 6 nights
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Gobustan
— 5 nights
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Gusar
— 6 nights
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Baku
— 11 nights
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Nakhchivan — 6 nights

Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shahbuz National Reserve and Nakhchivan Khans' Palace. When in Nakhchivan, make a side trip to see Juma Mosque in Ordubad, approximately Ordubad away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Alinja Castle, make a trip to Mausoleum of Momine Khatun, see the interesting displays at The State Carpet Museum of Nakhchivan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gulustan Mausoleum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nakhchivan trip builder.

Los Angeles, USA to Nakhchivan is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Nakhchivan, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Gabala.
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Gabala — 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tufandag Winter Summer Resort and Seven Beauties Waterfall. Explore Gabala's surroundings by going to Ismayilli (Chabiant Winery & Ivanovka Village) and Chotari Albanian-Udi Church (in Nij). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque, do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake.

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Getting from Nakhchivan to Gabala by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. November in Gabala sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. You'll set off for Sheki on the 17th (Thu).
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Sheki — 6 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Sheki Khans' Palace and Church of Kish. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sheki: Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu) and Zagatala (Zagatala Fortress, Zagatala City Mosque, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sheki Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace, experience rural life at Bio Garden, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sheki trip maker app.

Drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Sheki, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to Ganja.
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Ganja — 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Goygol and Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ganja: Turkish Baths (in Naftalan) and Shamkir (Sharg Ulduzu Wines & The Museum of History and Ethnography). There's lots more to do: stroll around Heydar Aliyev Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ganja State Puppet Theatre.

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You can drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Shamakhi.
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Shamakhi — 6 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Juma Mosque and Lahij Central Street. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shamakhi: Basgal Village (in Sileyli), Alti Aghaj National Park (in Altiaghach) and Beshbarmag Mountain (in Siyazan). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Alpaca Azerbaijan, examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory, do a tasting at Meyseri Wines, and explore the ancient world of Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Shamakhi day trip app.

Traveling by train from Ganja to Shamakhi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will leave for Lankaran on the 5th (Mon).
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Lankaran — 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hirkan National Park and Yanarbulag Spring. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lankaran: Lerik (Museum of Longevity & Ozobijon Waterfall). Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Gizil-Agach State Reserve. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Khanbulanchay Reservoir, take an in-depth tour of Khan's House, step into the grandiose world of Zindan Tower, and enjoy the sea views from Mayak (Lighthouse).

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lankaran online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Shamakhi to Lankaran by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 11th (Sun), you're off to Gobustan.
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Gobustan — 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mud Volcanoes and Diri Baba Mausoleum. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

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You can drive from Lankaran to Gobustan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Gusar.
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Gusar — 6 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nariman Narimanov Park and Guba Genocide Memorial Complex. Explore Gusar's surroundings by going to Guba (Afurja Waterfall & Tengya Alty Gorge), Laza Waterfalls (in Laza) and Chirag Gala Fortress (in Siyazan). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Khinalig Village, stroll through Shahdag Mountain Resort, play a few rounds at The National Azerbaijan Golf Club, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Six-Domed Synagogue.

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You can drive from Gobustan to Gusar in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Gusar when traveling from Gobustan in December, with lows around -2°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off to Baku.
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Baku — 11 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Heydar Mosque. Step out of Baku to go to Shuvelan and see Shuvelan Park Shopping Mall, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, admire the landmark architecture of Baku Railway Station, make a trip to Monument to Richard Sorge, and view the masterpieces at Ali Shamsi Studio.

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You can drive from Gusar to Baku in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Gusar in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 3°C in Baku. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough 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.
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