10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Baku
— 3 nights
2
Guba
— 1 day
3
Shamakhi
— 1 day
4
Ismayilli
— 1 night
5
Lahij
— 1 night
6
Gabala
— 1 night
7
Sheki
— 1 day
8
Ganja
— 1 day
9
Baku
— 1 night

3
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Philharmonic Park, Baku Boulevard, Fortress Walls of Icheri Sheher, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): ponder the design of Philharmonic Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ashkenazi Synagogue of Baku, explore the historical opulence of Mardakan Fortress, then go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, then steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, and finally browse the different shops at Park Bulvar Baku. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque, make a trip to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, then appreciate the history behind Sculpture Girl on Bench, and finally don't miss a visit to Fortress Walls of Icheri Sheher.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Baku online trip itinerary maker.

Cairo, Egypt to Baku is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time is 2 hours. In September, Baku is little chillier than Cairo - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Guba.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Mardakan Fortress
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Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Heydar Mosque ©
Heydar Mosque
National Museum of History of Azerbaijan ©

1
day
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 Afurja Waterfall as well as Tengya Alty Gorge. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Afurja Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Tengya Alty Gorge, then admire the landmark architecture of Six-Domed Synagogue, then take an in-depth tour of Mountain Jews Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Guba Genocide Memorial Complex.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Guba tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Baku to Guba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Baku in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Guba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Guba

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Girmizi Gasaba
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Tengya Alty Gorge ©
Tengya Alty Gorge
Guba Genocide Memorial Complex
Guba Genocide Memorial Complex
Afurja Waterfall ©
Afurja Waterfall

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): do a tasting at Meyseri Wines, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque, and then see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Shamakhi travel site.

Traveling by car from Guba to Shamakhi takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ismayilli.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Meyseri Wines
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Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque
Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Meyseri Wines ©
Meyseri Wines

1
night
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.
You've now added Ivanovka Village to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Ivanovka Village.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ismayilli trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Ismayilli takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Ismayilli are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahij.
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Ivanovka Village
Ivanovka Village

1
night
Lahij

Lahij ©
Lahij is a village and municipality on the southern slopes of Greater Caucasus within the Ismailli Rayon of Azerbaijan. On the 12th (Sat), examine the collection at Basgal Village and then get to know the fascinating history of Lahij Central Street.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lahij journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Ismayilli to Lahij takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gabala.

Things to do in Lahij

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Basgal Village
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Lahij Central Street ©
Lahij Central Street
Basgal Village
Basgal Village

1
night
Gabala

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
On the 13th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gabala City Mosque, get all the equipment you need at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, then steep yourself in history at Chukhur Gabala, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gabala trip planner.

You can drive from Lahij to Gabala in 1.5 hours. September in Gabala sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports
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Gabala City Mosque ©
Gabala City Mosque
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Chukhur Gabala
Chukhur Gabala

1
day
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.
Lake Goygol has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally stop by Aliovsat Sweets House.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sheki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Sheki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sheki are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Lake Goygol
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Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts ©
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts

1
day
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shah Abbas Mosque, Maralgol lake, Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, shop like a local with Javad Khan Street, admire the striking features of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Maralgol lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah Abbas Mosque.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ganja trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Sheki to Ganja by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Baku.

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Ganja State Puppet Theatre ©
Ganja State Puppet Theatre
Imamzadeh Mausoleum ©
Imamzadeh Mausoleum
Shah Abbas Mosque ©
Shah Abbas Mosque

1
night
Baku

Baku
You've added Juma Mosque, Heydar Aliyev Center, Mardakan Fortress, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 16th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Juma Mosque, then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ashkenazi Synagogue of Baku, and finally explore the historical opulence of Mardakan Fortress.

Plan my day in Baku using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Ganja to Baku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Mardakan Fortress
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Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center
Juma Mosque
Juma Mosque
Ashkenazi Synagogue of Baku ©
Ashkenazi Synagogue of Baku

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