10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Baku
— 1 night
Drive
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Mardakan
— 1 night
Fly
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Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Guba
— 1 night
Drive
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Gusar
— 1 night
Drive

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Baku

— 1 night

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 now added Private Tours Baku to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Baku Ferris Wheel, then take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally catch all the local highlights with Private Tours Baku. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, walk around Highland Park, and then steep yourself in history at Baku Old City.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Baku trip site.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. December in Baku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mardakan.

Things to do in Baku

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Mardakan

— 1 night
On the 15th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Maiden Tower.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mardakan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Baku to Mardakan takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Mardakan can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ganja.

Things to do in Mardakan

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Ganja

— 2 nights

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.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Mardakan to Ganja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ganja when traveling from Mardakan in December, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Sheki

— 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sheki tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. You will leave for Gabala on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Gabala

— 1 night

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 Nariman Narimanov Park, Ilisu Waterfall and Juma Mosque. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque, admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nariman Narimanov Park, and finally glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

Discover how to plan a Gabala trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Gabala, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Guba.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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Guba

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stroll the grounds of Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, then take in the awesome beauty at Tengya Alty Gorge, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Afurja Waterfall.

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

Drive from Gabala to Guba in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Guba, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Gusar.

Things to do in Guba

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Gusar

— 1 night

The Gates with Tranquil Peaks and Thrilling Activities

Azerbaijan's "northern gates" promise breathtaking Caucasus Mountain scenery, home to some of the country’s highest peaks, a classy ski resort, traditional rustic villages, and tasty Lezgi cuisine.
On the 22nd (Sat), see the winter wonderland with Shahdag Mountain Resort.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gusar trip itinerary maker site.

Gusar is just a short distance from Guba. December in Gusar sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gusar

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours
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Highlights from your trip

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.