10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  9 h
1
Baku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Guba
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
3
Gusar
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Shamakhi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Cairo

3
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.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, nature, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Baku sightseeing planning tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Baku is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Baku due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Cairo in November: highs in Baku hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Quba.

Things to do in Baku

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape
Highlights from your plan
Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Walking tours
Baku Boulevard ©
Baku Boulevard

1
night
Guba

Guba
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.
To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Quba trip planner .

You can drive from Baku to Quba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Baku in November, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Quba. You'll set off for Qusar on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Guba

Parks Nature Golf

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stroll around Nariman Narimanov Park and then fly down the slopes at Shahdag Mountain Resort.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Qusar holiday app .

Qusar is very close to Quba. November in Qusar sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gusar

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shahdag Mountain Resort ©
Shahdag Mountain Resort
Nariman Narimanov Park ©
Nariman Narimanov Park

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory, then stroll the grounds of Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Shamakhi journey maker .

You can drive from Qusar to Shamakhi in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory ©
Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory
Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum ©
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khan's Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sheki online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Sheki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Sheki, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sheki Khan's Palace
Sheki Khan's Palace
Church of Kish ©
Church of Kish
Sheki Fortress ©
Sheki Fortress

2
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.
On the 28th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Bottle House and then delve into the lush surroundings at Lake Goygol. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Khan Bagy Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah Abbas Mosque, and then make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ganja trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Lake Goygol
Highlights from your plan
Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Khan Bagy Park ©
Khan Bagy Park
Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum ©
Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum

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