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

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 added Archangel Michael Russian Church, Church of the Saviour, Martyrs' Mosque, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Miniature Books and Ali Shamsi Studio. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard, admire the local landmark of Philharmonic Park, take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, and tee off at Dreamland Golf Club.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Baku journey planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Baku is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Baku is 2 hours. Traveling from Cairo in October, expect nights in Baku to be little chillier, around 14°C, while days are cooler, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

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 Chukhur Gabala, Gabala City Mosque, Gabaland, and other attractions you added. On the 5th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Chukhur Gabala, contemplate the waterfront views at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque, find something for the whole family at Gabaland, then engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center, and finally get all the equipment you need at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Gabala travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Baku to Gabala in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Baku in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Gabala, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

Sheki

— 1 night

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Aliovsat Sweets House, Bio Garden, Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace, experience rural life at Bio Garden, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then stop by Aliovsat Sweets House, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sheki holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Sheki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Sheki sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Baku

— 1 night

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

You've now added Baku Olympic Stadium to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): catch a live event at Baku Olympic Stadium.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Baku tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Baku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Shamakhi.
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

Shamakhi

The City of Poets and Former Ancient Capital of the Country

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.
To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Shamakhi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Baku to Shamakhi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Baku in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Shamakhi, with lows of 10°C. You will leave for Ismayilli on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Ismayilli

A Place to Enjoy Ancient Crafts and Delightful Food & Wine

Take a trip to Ismayilli to discover a region of rolling countryside producing some of Azerbaijan’s best honey, dairy produce, and wine.
For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ismayilli trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Ismayilli takes an hour. In October in Ismayilli, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will leave for Baku on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Ismayilli

Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Baku

— 1 night

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Baku visit website.

You can drive from Ismayilli to Baku in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ismayilli in October, Baku is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. You will leave for Guba on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Baku

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nightlife
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Guba

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tengya Alty Gorge, Guba Genocide Memorial Complex and Afurja Waterfall. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, take in the dramatic scenery at 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 see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Guba trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Baku to Guba in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Baku in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Guba. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Khinalig.

Things to do in Guba

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

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 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Khinalig Village.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Khinalig trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Guba to Khinalig in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Khinalig

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Baku

— 1 night

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Baku vacation app.

Traveling by car from Khinalig to Baku takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nightlife
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Ganja

— 1 day

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.
For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ganja trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Baku to Ganja in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Ganja, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Gobustan.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

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 10th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gobustan online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Ganja to Gobustan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lankaran.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Lankaran

— 1 night

Lush Landscapes and Intriguing Culture

Known for its awesome nature and unmissable cuisine, Lankaran can also inspire with its varied scenes of culture and traditions.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gizil-Agach State Reserve, Khan's House, Hirkan National Park, and other attractions you added. On the 11th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Zindan Tower, see where the action happens at Khazar Lankaran Central Stadium, enjoy the sea views from Mayak (Lighthouse), get engrossed in the history at Khan's House, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gizil-Agach State Reserve, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hirkan National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lankaran trip builder tool.

Drive from Gobustan to Lankaran in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lankaran

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

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.