11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly
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Baku
— 2 nights
Bus
2
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Baku
— 1 night
Drive
5
Shamakhi
Drive
6
Ismayilli
Drive
7
Baku
— 1 night
Bus
8
Guba
Drive
9
Khinalig
Taxi to Quba, Bus to Baku
10
Baku
— 1 night
Train
11
Ganja
— 1 day
Train
12
Gobustan
— 1 night
Train
13
Lankaran
— 1 night
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Baku — 2 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of Miniature Books and Philharmonic Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, don't miss a visit to Flame Towers, contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, and take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Baku tour itinerary builder app.

Cairo, Egypt to Baku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in June: high temperatures in Baku hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Gabala.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

Gabala — 1 night

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Chukhur Gabala, take in the dramatic scenery at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gabala City Mosque, then find something for the whole family at Gabaland, then examine the collection at Gabala Archaeological Center, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

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

Traveling by car from Baku to Gabala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Baku in June since evenings lows in Gabala dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.
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Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

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 30th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace, experience rural life at Bio Garden, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then stop by Aliovsat Sweets House, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, and finally admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sheki online journey planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Sheki sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Baku.
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Baku — 1 night

On the 30th (Thu), catch a live event at Baku Olympic Stadium.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Baku trip planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Baku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Shamakhi.
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Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:
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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.
For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Shamakhi road trip website.

Traveling by car from Baku to Shamakhi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Baku in July since evenings lows in Shamakhi dip to 21°C. On the 1st (Fri), you're off to Ismayilli.
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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 ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ismayilli travel route planner.

Drive from Shamakhi to Ismayilli in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You will leave for Baku on the 1st (Fri).
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Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Baku — 1 night

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Baku tour planner.

Getting from Ismayilli to Baku by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ismayilli in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Baku. You'll set off for Guba on the 2nd (Sat).
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll the grounds of Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, then admire the sheer force of Afurja Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tengya Alty Gorge, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mountain Jews Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Guba itinerary planner.

Getting from Baku to Guba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Guba when traveling from Baku in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Khinalig.
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Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at Khinalig Village.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Khinalig trip app.

Traveling by car from Guba to Khinalig takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.
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Museums
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

Baku — 1 night

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Baku trip planner.

You can drive from Khinalig to Baku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel to Ganja.
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Ganja — 1 day

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.
For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ganja road trip planning site.

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. You will leave for Gobustan on the 3rd (Sun).
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gobustan trip planner.

Traveling by train from Ganja to Gobustan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Gobustan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lankaran.
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Museums
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

Lankaran — 1 night

Known for its awesome nature and unmissable cuisine, Lankaran can also inspire with its varied scenes of culture and traditions.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Zindan Tower, see where the action happens at Khazar Lankaran Central Stadium, visit a coastal fixture at Mayak (Lighthouse), then take an in-depth tour of Khan's House, then explore the striking landscape of Gizil-Agach State Reserve, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hirkan National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lankaran attractions planner.

You can drive from Gobustan to Lankaran in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for home.
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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.
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