10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly
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Baku
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ganja
— 1 night
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Fly
4
Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
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Baku

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.
You've added Gobustan State Reserve, YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Palace of the Shirvanshahs, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, don't miss a visit to Fountains Square, and steep yourself in history at Baku Old City.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Baku trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Baku is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Athens in October, with highs in Baku at 21°C and lows at 14°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Ganja

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.
For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ganja road trip planning app.

Getting from Baku to Ganja by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites
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1
night
Sheki

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sheki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
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nights
Nakhchivan

Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Alinja Castle as well as Mausoleum of Momine Khatun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Mausoleum of Momine Khatun and then contemplate the long history of Alinja Castle.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nakhchivan online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sheki to Nakhchivan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sheki in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nakhchivan, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites
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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.