11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7 h
1
Baku
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Gusar
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Ganja
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dreamland Golf Club. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Heydar Mosque and Philharmonic Fountain Park. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Baku Old City, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, appreciate the history behind Vahid Monument, and explore the striking landscape at Yanar Dag.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Baku online trip itinerary builder .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Baku is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Azerbaijan Time (AZT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in January; daily highs in Baku reach 8°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Qusar.

Things to do in Baku

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Gobustan State Reserve
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Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tengya Alty Gorge, then get outside with Shahdag Mountain Resort, and then walk around Nariman Narimanov Park.

Before you visit Qusar, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Baku to Qusar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Baku in January, Qusar is a bit cooler at night with lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Qabala.

Things to do in Gusar

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Tengya Alty Gorge
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Shahdag Mountain Resort ©
Shahdag Mountain Resort
Tengya Alty Gorge ©
Tengya Alty Gorge
Nariman Narimanov Park
Nariman Narimanov Park

1
night
Gabala

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get your game on at Gabala Shooting Club, gear up at Tufandag Winter Summer Tourism Holiday Complex, and then get in on the family fun at Gabaland.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Qabala planning website .

Getting from Qusar to Qabala by car takes about 5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Qabala can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Gabala Shooting Club ©
Gabala Shooting Club
Gabaland ©
Gabaland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then explore the galleries of Sheki Khan's Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sheki trip app .

Getting from Qabala to Sheki by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums Historic Sites
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Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Sheki Fortress
Sheki Fortress
Church of Kish
Church of Kish

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the striking features of Bottle House and then take a peaceful walk through Lake Goygol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum and then explore the activities along Lake Maralgol.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Ganja trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January in Ganja, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ganja

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Goygol
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Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Lake Maralgol
Lake Maralgol
Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum
Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum

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