10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Mardakan
— 1 night
2
Ganja
— 1 night
3
Sheki
— 1 night
4
Gabala
— 1 night
5
Ismayilli
— 1 night
6
Shamakhi
— 1 day
7
Khachmaz
— 1 night
8
Khinalig
— 1 day
9
Guba
— 1 night
10
Gobustan
— 2 nights

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night
Mardakan

Mardakan
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): cool off at Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort, admire the natural beauty at Mardakan Arboretum, and then explore the historical opulence of Mardakan Fortress.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Mardakan journey planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Mardakan is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Mardakan is 2 hours. Traveling from Cairo in October, expect nights in Mardakan to be little chillier, around °C, while days are colder, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Mardakan

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Mardakan Fortress
Mardakan Fortress
Mardakan Arboretum
Mardakan Arboretum
Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort ©
Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort

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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.
On the 3rd (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Maralgol, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ganja State Puppet Theatre.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ganja trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mardakan to Ganja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In October in Ganja, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Lake Maralgol
Lake Maralgol
Ganja State Puppet Theatre ©
Ganja State Puppet Theatre
Ganja Mall ©
Ganja Mall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, contemplate the long history of Sheki Khans' Palace, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Sheki Karvansaray, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sheki trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Sheki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Church of Kish
Church of Kish
Sheki Fortress
Sheki Fortress

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night
Gabala

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, thenpick up some local products at Vedra Bazaar, thenglide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gabala online route builder.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Ismayilli.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Nohur Lake ©
Nohur Lake
Gabala City Mosque ©
Gabala City Mosque

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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.
To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ismayilli trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Ismayilli takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Ismayilli are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll set off for Shamakhi on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Ismayilli

Wineries Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Shamakhi road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ismayilli to Shamakhi takes an hour. In October in Shamakhi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Khachmaz.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites
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Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum

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night
Khachmaz

Khachmaz
Khachmaz is a town in the Khachmaz Rayon of Azerbaijan.EtymologyModern historians believe that the name Khachmaz derives from khachmataki tribe of Huns, which transformed into Khacmaz in the middle of 7th century. To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Khachmaz route maker tool.

Drive from Shamakhi to Khachmaz in 3 hours. You'll set off for Khinalig on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Khachmaz

Parks
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day
Khinalig

Khinalig
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Khinalig Village.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Khinalig visit planner.

Getting from Khachmaz to Khinalig by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Guba.

Things to do in Khinalig

Museums
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Khinalig Village
Khinalig Village

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night
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.
On the 8th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tengya Alty Gorge and then play a few rounds at The National Azerbaijan Golf Club.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Guba trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Khinalig to Guba in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gobustan.

Things to do in Guba

Outdoors Golf Parks
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The National Azerbaijan Golf Club ©
The National Azerbaijan Golf Club
Tengya Alty Gorge ©
Tengya Alty Gorge

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gobustan online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Guba to Gobustan in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Guba in October since evenings lows in Gobustan dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites Museums
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Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve
Diri Baba Mausoleum
Diri Baba Mausoleum
Mud Volcanoes
Mud Volcanoes

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