11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner

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Baku
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Ganja
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Baku

— 6 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Baku trip planning tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Baku is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in March; daily highs in Baku reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Ganja

— 4 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.
Step out of Ganja to go to Sheki and see Sheki Khans' Palace, which is approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Goygol, walk around Khan's Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah Abbas Mosque, and make a trip to St. John's Church.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ganja trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Ganja sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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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.