11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly
1
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fortress Walls of Icheri Sheher and Vahid Monument. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Heydar Mosque, and play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Baku trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Baku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo to Baku, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in November, expect nights in Baku to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are colder, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chukhur Gabala, contemplate the waterfront views at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gabala City Mosque, then get in on the family fun at Gabaland, then engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center, and finally ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gabala trip itinerary website.

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. Expect slightly colder evenings in Gabala when traveling from Baku in November, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the striking features of Winter Palace, relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, shop like a local with Aliovsat Sweets House, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, and finally admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sheki vacation planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Sheki sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:

Baku

— 1 night

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

On the 5th (Fri), see where the action happens at Baku Olympic Stadium.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Baku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Sheki in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Baku. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shamakhi.
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:
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 find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Shamakhi travel planning tool.

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 November since evenings lows in Shamakhi dip to 3°C. You will leave for Ismayilli on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:

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.
To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ismayilli driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Shamakhi to Ismayilli by car takes about an hour. November in Ismayilli sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Baku.

Things to do in Ismayilli

Wineries
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:

Baku

— 1 night

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Baku tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Ismayilli to Baku in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ismayilli in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Baku, with lows of 9°C. You'll set off for Guba on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Baku

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:

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.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, then 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.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Guba planner.

You can drive from Baku to Guba in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Baku in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Guba, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Khinalig.

Things to do in Guba

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:

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 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Khinalig Village.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Khinalig day trip app.

Getting from Guba to Khinalig by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Khinalig

Museums
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Baku

— 1 night

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Baku trip itinerary website.

Drive from Khinalig to Baku in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:

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.
To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Baku in November, Ganja is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Gobustan.

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:

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 9th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gobustan day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Ganja to Gobustan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Gobustan can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for Lankaran.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
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.
On the 10th (Wed), admire the striking features of Zindan Tower, catch a live event at Khazar Lankaran Central Stadium, visit a coastal fixture at Mayak (Lighthouse), 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 traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Lankaran trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Gobustan to Lankaran in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lankaran

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:

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.