11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Baku — 5 nights

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.
Baku is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, and don't miss a visit to Flame Towers.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Baku online travel planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from Dubai in July, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Baku: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Ganja.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Ganja — 2 nights

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 23rd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake and then delve into the lush surroundings at Lake Goygol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

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Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Ganja sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sheki.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Sheki — 1 night

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 25th (Mon), make a trip to Sheki Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

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You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gabala.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Gabala — 1 night

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Gabaland and then ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Gabala trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sheki to Gabala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gobustan.
Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Gobustan — 1 night

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 27th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gobustan vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Gobustan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gobustan, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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.