23 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

23 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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23 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
1
Ganja
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Gusar
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Baku
— 10 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Houston

4
nights
Ganja

Ganja ©
Ganja is known for nature, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Goygol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, explore the activities along Lake Maralgol, and don't miss a visit to Bottle House.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ganja itinerary planner .

Houston, USA to Ganja is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Houston to Ganja, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in November: high temperatures in Ganja hover around 55°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Qabala.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Goygol
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Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Lake Maralgol ©
Lake Maralgol
Ganja Heydar Aliyev Park
Ganja Heydar Aliyev Park

3
nights
Gabala

Gabala ©
Archaeological evidence unearthed in the area proves Qabala served as a major center as early as the 4th century BCE.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sheki (Sheki Fortress & Sheki Khan's Palace), Culture House Ivanovka (in Ismailly) and Shamakhi (Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum & Juma Mosque). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Tourism Holiday Complex, get in on the family fun at Gabaland, have some family-friendly fun at Gabala Shooting Club, and take an in-depth tour of Qabala Archaeological Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Qabala trip planner .

Drive from Ganja to Qabala in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Qabala can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Qusar.

Things to do in Gabala

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sheki, Shamakhi, Ivanovka Village in Ismailly
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Sheki Khan's Palace ©
Sheki Khan's Palace
Gabaland ©
Gabaland

4
nights
Gusar

Gusar ©
The gateway to the foothills of the Greater Caucasus, the small town of Qusar provides a home for the proud Lezgins, a local ethnic group with a distinctive culture and rich heritage.
Change things up with these side-trips from Qusar: Multi-colored Mountains of Khyzy (in Khizi), Chirag Gala Fortress (in Siyazan) and Laza Waterfalls (in Laza). There's much more to do: trek along Shahdag Mountain Resort, stroll the grounds of The Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, take in the dramatic scenery at Afurdzhi Falls, and see the interesting displays at State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Qusar road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Qabala to Qusar takes 5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Qusar are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Gusar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Guba, Laza Waterfalls, Candy Cane Mountains, State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig
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Shahdag Mountain Resort ©
Shahdag Mountain Resort
Nariman Narimanov Park ©
Nariman Narimanov Park
Candy Cane Mountains ©
Candy Cane Mountains

10
nights
Baku

The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, nature, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Baku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Qusar to Baku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Baku when traveling from Qusar in November, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Walking tours
Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Baku Boulevard ©
Baku Boulevard

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