10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan itinerary planner

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Baku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mardakan
— 1 day
Drive
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Gusar
— 1 day
Drive
4
Guba
— 1 night
Drive
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Khinalig
— 1 day
Drive
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Shamakhi
— 1 day
Drive
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Ismayilli
— 1 night
Drive
8
Gabala
Drive
9
Sheki
— 1 day
Drive
10
Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Lankaran
— 1 night
Drive
12
Gobustan
Drive to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Fly to Cairo International Airport

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Baku

— 2 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ashkenazi Synagogue of Baku, National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, Juma Mosque, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Fountains Square, take in panoramic vistas at Maiden Tower, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Girl on Bench, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, and finally view the masterpieces at Ali Shamsi Studio.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Baku trip planning site.

Cairo, Egypt to Baku is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in April, you will find days in Baku are much colder (19°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mardakan.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

Mardakan

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Mardakan Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Mir Movsum Agha, and then explore the historical opulence of Mardakan Fortress.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mardakan trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Baku to Mardakan in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gusar.

Things to do in Mardakan

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:

Gusar

— 1 day

The Gates with Tranquil Peaks and Thrilling Activities

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 18th (Sun): walk around Nariman Narimanov Park.

Plan trip to Gusar with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Mardakan to Gusar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Guba.

Things to do in Gusar

Parks
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:
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Guba

— 1 night

An Unspoiled Nature Region with Preserved Traditions

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, Tengya Alty Gorge and Afurja Waterfall. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tengya Alty Gorge, then get engrossed in the history at Mountain Jews Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Afurja Waterfall.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Guba trip planner.

Guba is just a short distance from Gusar. In April, daily temperatures in Guba can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Khinalig.

Things to do in Guba

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:

Khinalig

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Khinalig Village.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Khinalig online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Guba to Khinalig takes 1.5 hours. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Khinalig

Museums
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 20:
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Shamakhi

— 1 day

The City of Poets and Former Ancient Capital of the Country

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, Candy Cane Mountains and Juma Mosque. On the 20th (Tue), admire the striking features of Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Candy Cane Mountains, then see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory, and finally do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Shamakhi day trip planning app.

You can drive from Khinalig to Shamakhi in 4.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Ismayilli.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 20:

Ismayilli

— 1 night

A Place to Enjoy Ancient Crafts and Delightful Food & Wine

Take a trip to Ismayilli to discover a region of rolling countryside producing some of Azerbaijan’s best honey, dairy produce, and wine.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lahij Central Street, Chabiant Winery and Ivanovka Village. On the 20th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Lahij Central Street, then don't miss a visit to Ivanovka Village, and then learn about winemaking at Chabiant Winery.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ismayilli route planning website.

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Ismayilli takes an hour. In April, daytime highs in Ismayilli are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Ismayilli

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:

Gabala

Enjoy the Rustic Resorts and Relax in Healing Spas

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gabala City Mosque, Nohur Lake, Gabaland, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gabala City Mosque, then get all the equipment you need at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and finally find something for the whole family at Gabaland.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gabala holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ismayilli to Gabala takes an hour. In April in Gabala, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:

Sheki

— 1 day

Azerbaijan's True Historical Gem

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.
You've added Winter Palace, Aliovsat Sweets House, Bio Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 21st (Wed), experience rural life at Bio Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, look for gifts at Aliovsat Sweets House, admire the striking features of Sheki Karvansaray, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Sheki attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Sheki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Sheki are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:

Ganja

— 2 nights

A Young Spirit Located in an Ancient Land

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.
You've added St. John's Church, Maralgol lake, Javad Khan Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Alexander Nevsky Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah Abbas Mosque, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chokek Hammam.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ganja trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. April in Ganja sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Lankaran.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Lankaran

— 1 night

Lush Landscapes and Intriguing Culture

Known for its awesome nature and unmissable cuisine, Lankaran can also inspire with its varied scenes of culture and traditions.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Zindan Tower, then get engrossed in the history at Khan's House, then visit a coastal fixture at Mayak (Lighthouse), and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Khanbulanchay Reservoir.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lankaran vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Ganja to Lankaran in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Lankaran

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 24:

Gobustan

Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (UNESCO Heritage) covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Diri Baba Mausoleum as well as Mud Volcanoes. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Diri Baba Mausoleum, then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes, and then see the interesting displays at Gobustan State Reserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gobustan trip maker website.

You can drive from Lankaran to Gobustan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. April in Gobustan sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:

Azerbaijan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Land of Fire
A holiday in Azerbaijan allows intrepid travelers to discover a history-steeped country sitting at the crossroads of Southeastern Europe and Southwest Asia, an area once controlled by a succession of ancient empires. With its dual Eurasian character, Azerbaijan remains a highly intriguing destination, with tourism one of the top contributors to the country's booming economy. Many begin their tour of Azerbaijan in World Heritage-listed Baku, a cosmopolitan city boasting innovative architecture and a well-preserved historic core. A short drive out of this thriving capital, you can explore timeless villages surrounded by thick orchards and flanked by the majestic Caucasus Mountains.