31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Start: Nassau, New Providence Island
Fly:  24 h
1
Baku
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Gusar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Shamakhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Ganja
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Sheki
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Nassau, New Providence Island

9
nights
Baku

Baku
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (in Gobustan) and Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort (in Mardakan). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanar Dag, don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Martyrs' Lane.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Baku travel route builder app.

Nassau, Bahamas to Baku is an approximately 24- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Nassau to Baku. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nassau in May, with highs in Baku at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gusar.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort, Gobustan State Reserve
Find places to stay May 2 — 11:
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Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center
Baku Boulevard
Baku Boulevard

3
nights
Gusar

Gusar ©
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.
Explore Gusar's surroundings by going to Afurdzhi Falls (in Guba) and Laza Waterfalls (in Laza). There's lots more to do: hike along Shahdag Mountain Resort, take in the awesome beauty at Tengya Alty Gorge, get engrossed in the history at M. Lermontov House Museum, and play a few rounds at The National Azerbaijan Golf Club.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Gusar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Baku to Gusar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Gusar when traveling from Baku in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gusar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Guba, Laza Waterfalls
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Shahdag Mountain Resort ©
Shahdag Mountain Resort
Nariman Narimanov Park
Nariman Narimanov Park
Laza Waterfalls
Laza Waterfalls

3
nights
Shamakhi

Shamakhi
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shamakhi: Candy Cane Mountains (in Khizi), Diri baba turbesi (in Gobustan) and Besh Barmag Mountain (in Siyazan). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque, delve into the distant past at Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, do a tasting at Meysari Wines, and snap pictures at Zernava Bridge.

Plan trip to Shamakhi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Gusar to Shamakhi in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Shamakhi can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lahij, Candy Cane Mountains, Meyseri Wines, Diri Baba Mausoleum
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
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Diri Baba Mausoleum
Diri Baba Mausoleum
Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque
Candy Cane Mountains
Candy Cane Mountains

3
nights
Gabala

Gabala ©
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: Ivanovka Village in Ismailly (in Ismayilli) and Alban-Udi Church Chotari (in Nij). There's lots more to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Tourism Holiday Complex, engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center, browse the fresh offerings at Vedra Bazaar, and have some family-friendly fun at Gabala Shooting Club.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Gabala day trip planner.

Getting from Shamakhi to Gabala by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Gabala sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks Theme Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ivanovka Village, Chotari Albanian-Udi Church
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
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Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Gabaland ©
Gabaland
Gabala Shooting Club ©
Gabala Shooting Club

4
nights
Ganja

Ganja
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.
Ganja is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Maralgol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah Abbas Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, and admire the striking features of Bottle House.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ganja trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Ganja, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Goygol, St. John's Church
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:
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Lake Maralgol
Lake Maralgol
Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Imamzadeh Mausoleum
Imamzadeh Mausoleum

4
nights
Sheki

Sheki ©
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 find plenty of places to visit near Sheki: Mingachevir Mosque (in Mingachevir), Zagatala (Zagatala Fortress, Dada Gorgud Square, &more) and Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Sheki Khan's Palace, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, and don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sheki online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Zagatala, Ilisu Waterfall
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Church of Kish
Church of Kish
Sheki Fortress
Sheki Fortress

2
nights
Nakhchivan

Nakhchivan
Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Alinja Castle, admire the striking features of The Khan's Palace, and then contemplate the long history of Momine Khatun Mausoleum.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Nakhchivan trip maker website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sheki to Nakhchivan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, car, and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Alinja Castle
Alinja Castle
The Khan's Palace ©
The Khan's Palace
Momine Khatun Mausoleum ©
Momine Khatun Mausoleum

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