10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Baku
— 2 nights
2
Gabala
— Few hours
3
Sheki
— Few hours
4
Baku
— 1 night
5
Gobustan
— Few hours
6
Baku
— 1 night
7
Guba
— 1 day
8
Baku
— 1 night
9
Mardakan
— Few hours
10
Baku
— 1 night
11
Ganja
— 1 day
12
Baku
— 1 night
13
Shamakhi
— Few hours
14
Lahij
— Few hours
15
Ismayilli
— Few hours
16
Baku
— 2 nights

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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.
You've added St. Mary's Catholic Church, Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Palace of the Shirvanshahs, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Maiden Tower, step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Shirvanshahs, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah - Fire Temple, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Ashkenazi Synagogue of Baku, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Fountain Square, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Girl on Bench, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Park Bulvar Baku, thensee the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Baku driving holiday planning website.

Cairo, Egypt to Baku is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Baku. When traveling from Cairo in October, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Baku: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Heydar Mosque
Heydar Mosque
Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Fortress Walls of Icheri Sheher ©
Fortress Walls of Icheri Sheher

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Gabala

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
You've added Gabala Archaeological Center, Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chukhur Gabala, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque, admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, thenengage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center, and finally ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gabala tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Baku to Gabala in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Baku in October, Gabala is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks Historic Sites Winter Sports
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Yeddi Gozel Waterfall ©
Yeddi Gozel Waterfall
Gabala City Mosque ©
Gabala City Mosque

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Winter Palace, Aliovsat Sweets House, Sheki Karvansaray, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the striking features of Winter Palace, get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, admire the striking features of Sheki Karvansaray, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, thenexplore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, and finally look for gifts at Aliovsat Sweets House.

Make your Sheki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Sheki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Sheki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Church of Kish
Church of Kish
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts ©
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts

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night
Baku

Baku
Your list of things to see and do now includes St. Bartholomew Church, Russian Orthodox Church, Blue Mosque, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniature Books, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, thenmake a trip to National Flag Square, thencatch a live event at Baku Olympic Stadium, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Oil Boom Architecture in Downtown Baku.

To see photos and more tourist information, use the Baku journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Baku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Gobustan.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Miniature Books
Museum of Miniature Books
Baku Olympic Stadium ©
Baku Olympic Stadium
Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum ©
Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

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Gobustan

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.
You've now added Mud Volcanoes to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Mud Volcanoes, thensteep yourself in history at Diri Baba Mausoleum, and then learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gobustan day trip site.

You can take a train from Baku to Gobustan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October in Gobustan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Baku.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Diri Baba Mausoleum
Diri Baba Mausoleum
Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve
Mud Volcanoes
Mud Volcanoes

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night
Baku

Baku ©
You've now added Maiden Tower to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Maiden Tower.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Baku road trip planner.

You can take a train from Gobustan to Baku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Guba.
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Maiden Tower ©
Maiden Tower

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Guba

Guba
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 Six Dome Synagogue, Tengya Alty Gorge and Khinalig Village. On the 5th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Six Dome Synagogue, look for all kinds of wild species at Tengya Alty Gorge, see the interesting displays at Khinalig Village, thenadmire the sheer force of Afurja Waterfall, thenget engrossed in the history at Mountain Jews Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Guba Genocide Memorial Complex.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Guba trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Baku to Guba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Baku in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Guba, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Guba

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Girmizi Gasaba, Khinalig Village
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Guba Genocide Memorial Complex
Guba Genocide Memorial Complex
Tengya Alty Gorge ©
Tengya Alty Gorge
Khinalig Village
Khinalig Village

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night
Baku

Baku
To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Baku trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Guba to Baku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Guba in October, Baku is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. You will leave for Mardakan on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Baku

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

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Mardakan

Mardakan ©
You've now added Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort to your itinerary. On the 6th (Tue), cool off at Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort, explore the historical opulence of Mardakan Fortress, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Mir Movsum Agha.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mardakan trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Baku to Mardakan in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Mardakan

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Mosque Mir Movsum Agha
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Mosque Mir Movsum Agha ©
Mosque Mir Movsum Agha
Mardakan Fortress
Mardakan Fortress
Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort ©
Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort

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night
Baku

Baku ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Maiden Tower. On the 6th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Maiden Tower.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Baku tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Mardakan to Baku by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Ganja.
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Maiden Tower ©
Maiden Tower

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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.
You've added Bottle House, Chokek Hammam, Khan's Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at The Alexander Nevsky Church, make a trip to Bottle House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, thendon't miss a visit to St. John's Church, thenwalk around Khan's Garden, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ganja State Puppet Theatre.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ganja trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Ganja, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Lake Goygol, St. John's Church
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
St. John's Church
St. John's Church
Imamzadeh Mausoleum
Imamzadeh Mausoleum

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Baku

Baku
For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Baku visit planner.

Getting from Ganja to Baku by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. You'll set off for Shamakhi on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Baku

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

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Shamakhi

Shamakhi ©
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 Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory, Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum and Juma Mosque. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque, and then see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Shamakhi road trip site.

Traveling by car from Baku to Shamakhi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Baku in October since evenings lows in Shamakhi dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Lahij.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum
Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory

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Lahij

Lahij ©
Lahij is a village and municipality on the southern slopes of Greater Caucasus within the Ismailli Rayon of Azerbaijan. On the 8th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Basgal Village, get to know the fascinating history of Lahij Central Street, and then snap pictures at Zernava Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahij travel route builder site.

Drive from Shamakhi to Lahij in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Ismayilli.

Things to do in Lahij

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Basgal Village
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Lahij Central Street ©
Lahij Central Street
Basgal Village
Basgal Village
Zernava Bridge ©
Zernava Bridge

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Ismayilli

Ismayilli ©
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 Chabiant Winery as well as Ivanovka Village. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Chabiant Winery, thenmake a trip to Ivanovka Village, and then get engrossed in the history at Lahic History and Ethnography Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ismayilli tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Lahij to Ismayilli by car takes about an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Ismayilli

Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Lahic History and Ethnography Museum
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Chabiant Winery ©
Chabiant Winery
Lahic History and Ethnography Museum
Lahic History and Ethnography Museum
Ivanovka Village
Ivanovka Village

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Baku

Baku ©
You've added Ashkenazi Synagogue of Baku, Ganjlik Mall, Maiden Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Ganjlik Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ashkenazi Synagogue of Baku, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Maiden Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Flame Towers. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Fortress Walls of Icheri Sheher, ponder the design of Philharmonic Park, and then make a trip to Monument to Richard Sorge.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Baku route planner.

Drive from Ismayilli to Baku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ismayilli in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Baku. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Ganjlik Mall ©
Ganjlik Mall
Philharmonic Park
Philharmonic Park
Fortress Walls of Icheri Sheher ©
Fortress Walls of Icheri Sheher