60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Cairo
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Khankendi
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Ganja-Gazakh Region
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Sheki
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Qabala
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Shamakhi
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Qusar
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Baku
— 12 nights
Fly:  14​h
Cairo

6
days
Khankendi

Khankendi ©
Perched in the hills of the de facto independent republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Stepanakert rises from the mountain scenery with its mix of Soviet-style and postmodern architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Dadivank Monastery and Kanach Zham (Green Church). Explore hidden gems such as Tatik u Papik and Saint Hambardzum Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Khankendi: Tsitsernavank Monastery (in Tsitsernavank), Aghdara (Tigranakert of Artsakh & Gandzasar Monastery) and Zuar Hotsprings (in Zulfuqarli). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Hunot Canyon, hunt for treasures at Stepanakert Shuka, contemplate the waterfront views at Tak Dzhur, and pause for some photo ops at Shushi Tank Memorial.

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Cairo, Egypt to Khankendi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Azerbaijan Time (AZT) is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Ganja-Gazakh Region.

Things to do in Khankendi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nagorny Karabakh, Shusha, Aghdara, Saint Hambardzum Church, Askeran Fortress
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Dadivank Monastery ©
Dadivank Monastery
Gandzasar Monastery ©
Gandzasar Monastery
Ghazanchetsots Cathedral ©
Ghazanchetsots Cathedral

8
days
Ganja-Gazakh Region

Ganja-Gazakh Region ©
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Goygol and Shah Abbas Mosque.

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You can drive from Khankendi to Ganja-Gazakh Region in 5.5 hours. March in Ganja-Gazakh Region sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Sheki.

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Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Shah Abbas Mosque ©
Shah Abbas Mosque
Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum ©
Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum

8
days
Sheki

Sheki ©
A vacation in Sheki, a small town situated in the foothills of the Greater Caucasus, provides tourists with endless hiking opportunities and views of dramatic snowcapped peaks.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sheki Khan's Palace and Mingachevir Mosque. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of Kish and Sheki Fortress. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

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You can drive from Ganja-Gazakh Region to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Qabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mingachevir Mosque
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Sheki Khan's Palace ©
Sheki Khan's Palace
Church of Kish ©
Church of Kish
Sheki Fortress ©
Sheki Fortress

8
days
Qabala

Qabala
Archaeological evidence unearthed in the area proves Qabala served as a major center as early as the 4th century BCE.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tufandag Winter Summer Tourism Holiday Complex and Gabaland. There's lots more to do: practice your aim at Gabala Shooting Club, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City New Mosque, and tour the pleasant surroundings at World War II Memorial Park.

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Getting from Sheki to Qabala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daily temperatures in Qabala can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You will leave for Shamakhi on the 28th (Tue).

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Gabala Shooting Club ©
Gabala Shooting Club
Gabaland ©
Gabaland

8
days
Shamakhi

Shamakhi
For centuries one of northern Azerbaijan's most prominent trading and cultural centers, Shamakhi provided the setting for many important events throughout its 2,000 years of history.
Explore Shamakhi's surroundings by going to Ismailly (Haji Badal Mosque & Culture House Ivanovka). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque, see the interesting displays at Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory, and delve into the distant past at Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shamakhi tour planner.

You can drive from Qabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will leave for Qusar on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ismailly
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8
days
Qusar

Qusar
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.
Visiting Shahdag Mountain Resort and Afurdzhi Falls will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: stroll through Nariman Narimanov Park.

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Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Qusar takes 3.5 hours. April in Qusar sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Baku.

Things to do in Qusar

Parks Winter Sports Tours

Side Trip

Afurdzhi Falls
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Shahdag Mountain Resort
Shahdag Mountain Resort
Nariman Narimanov Park ©
Nariman Narimanov Park

11
days
Baku

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Miniature Books and Upland Park. Get a sense of the local culture at H.Z. Taghiyev History Museum and Philharmonic Fountain Park. Step out of Baku to go to Qobustan and see Mud Volcanoes, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex, don't miss a visit to National Flag Square, explore and take pictures at Baku National Stadium, and stroll through Dagustu Park.

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Getting from Qusar to Baku by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. April in Baku sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mud Volcanoes
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Miniature Books ©
Miniature Books
Upland Park ©
Upland Park
H.Z. Taghiyev History Museum ©
H.Z. Taghiyev History Museum

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