12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Baku
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Khinalig
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Ganja
— 1 night
+2
Train + Drive + Bus:  27 h
5
Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: New Delhi

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Philharmonic Park and Monument to Lovers and Cats. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Heydar Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mahammad Mosque, and go for a walk through Baku Boulevard.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Baku trip builder site.

New Delhi, India to Baku is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Baku. In September, Baku is slightly colder than New Delhi - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Khinalig.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center
Philharmonic Park
Philharmonic Park
Baku Boulevard
Baku Boulevard

1
night
Khinalig

Khinalig
This picturesque village is located at over 2,000 m (6,500 ft) above sea level and it is said to be connected with the story of Noah: according to legend, when Noah saw this high, flat terrain, he dropped anchor and told everyone to leave the Ark.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Khinalig Village. On the 14th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Khinalig Village. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Laza Waterfalls.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Khinalig tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Baku to Khinalig takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Khinalig

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Laza Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Khinalig Village
Khinalig Village
Laza Waterfalls
Laza Waterfalls

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 16th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sheki online road trip planner.

Drive from Khinalig to Sheki in 7 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sheki are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Sheki Fortress
Sheki Fortress
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts ©
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts

1
night
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.
To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ganja day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Ganja are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites Parks Spas

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alinja Castle and Noah’s Mausoleum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nakhchivan: Shahbuz National Reserve (in Shahbuz) and Juma Mosque (in Ordubad). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of The Khan's Palace, make a trip to Momine Khatun Mausoleum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ashab-i Kehf.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nakhchivan trip planning tool.

Getting from Ganja to Nakhchivan by combination of train, car, and bus takes about 27 hours. Traveling from Ganja in September, you will find days in Nakhchivan are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are little chillier (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Shahbuz National Reserve, Juma Mosque
Highlights from your plan
The Khan's Palace ©
The Khan's Palace
Alinja Castle
Alinja Castle
Shahbuz National Reserve ©
Shahbuz National Reserve

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