10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly
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Baku
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Gobustan
— 1 day
Drive
3
Mardakan
— 1 day
Drive
4
Guba
— 1 day
Drive
5
Ganja
— 1 day
Drive
6
Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Ismayilli
— 1 day
Drive
8
Sheki
— 1 day
Drive
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Shamakhi
Drive to Gabala International Airport, Fly to Cairo

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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 day by day itinerary now includes Ashkenazi Synagogue of Baku. On the 17th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Ashkenazi Synagogue of Baku, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque, and then steep yourself in history at Baku Old City.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Baku route builder website.

Cairo, Egypt to Baku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Baku due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in December: highs in Baku hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gobustan.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

Gobustan

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Diri Baba Mausoleum, then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve, and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gobustan online route builder.

Getting from Baku to Gobustan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mardakan.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

Mardakan

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): try out the rides at Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque Mir Movsum Agha, then step into the grandiose world of Mardakan Fortress, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mardakan Arboretum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mardakan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gobustan to Mardakan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In December in Mardakan, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Guba.

Things to do in Mardakan

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

Guba

— 1 day

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 Afurja Waterfall as well as Six-Domed Synagogue. On the 21st (Mon), admire the sheer force of Afurja Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Six-Domed Synagogue, take in the awesome beauty at Tengya Alty Gorge, then tee off at The National Azerbaijan Golf Club, then get engrossed in the history at Mountain Jews Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Guba trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mardakan to Guba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mardakan in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Guba, with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Guba

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Ganja

— 1 day

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes St. John's Church, Javad Khan Street, Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, shop like a local with Javad Khan Street, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, and finally don't miss a visit to Bottle House.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ganja travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Guba to Ganja takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Ganja

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

Gabala

— 2 nights

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 day by day itinerary now includes Gabala City Mosque. On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gabala City Mosque, stroll through Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Beauties Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, then explore the activities along Nohur Lake, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chukhur Gabala.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gabala online holiday builder.

Drive from Ganja to Gabala in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ganja in December since evenings lows in Gabala dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Ismayilli.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Ismayilli

— 1 day

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.
On the 24th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Chabiant Winery and then make a trip to Ivanovka Village.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ismayilli tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Gabala to Ismayilli in an hour. December in Ismayilli sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ismayilli

Wineries
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bio Garden, Winter Palace, Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, shop like a local with Aliovsat Sweets House, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Sheki trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Ismayilli to Sheki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In December in Sheki, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Sheki

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

Shamakhi

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.
For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Shamakhi online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Shamakhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -2°C. You will leave for home on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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.