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

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 Philharmonic Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque, examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, and appreciate the history behind Vahid Monument.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Baku road trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Baku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairo in September: high temperatures in Baku hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gabala.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

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 29th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Chukhur Gabala, explore the activities along Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque, then get in on the family fun at Gabaland, then get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, and finally ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

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Drive from Baku to Gabala in 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 September, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sheki.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Sep 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): 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, get a taste of the local shopping with Aliovsat Sweets House, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, and finally contemplate the long history of Sheki Khans' Palace.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sheki trip planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Baku.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

Baku — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see where the action happens at Baku Olympic Stadium.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Baku itinerary maker website.

Getting from Sheki to Baku by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Shamakhi.
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 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.
To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Shamakhi trip itinerary builder tool.

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'll set off for Ismayilli on the 1st (Fri).
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

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 see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ismayilli trip planning app.

Drive from Shamakhi to Ismayilli in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You will leave for Baku on the 1st (Fri).
Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Baku — 1 night

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Baku trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Ismayilli to Baku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Baku when traveling from Ismayilli in October, with lows around 14°C. You will leave for Guba on the 2nd (Sat).
Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, then take in the dramatic scenery at Afurja Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Tengya Alty Gorge, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mountain Jews Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Guba itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Baku to Guba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Baku in October, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Guba. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Khinalig.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 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.
On the 2nd (Sat), examine the collection at Khinalig Village.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Khinalig route maker.

Traveling by car from Guba to Khinalig takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Baku.
Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

Baku — 1 night

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Baku road trip tool.

You can 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. You'll set off for Ganja on the 3rd (Sun).
Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

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.
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Fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Ganja sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll set off for Gobustan on the 3rd (Sun).
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

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.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gobustan trip planner.

Getting from Ganja to Gobustan by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Gobustan can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Mon) before leaving for Lankaran.
Museums
Find places to stay Oct 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.
On the 5th (Tue), admire the striking features of Zindan Tower, catch a live event at Khazar Lankaran Central Stadium, enjoy the sea views from 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 striking landscape of Hirkan National Park.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lankaran day trip website.

Traveling by car from Gobustan to Lankaran takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for home.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

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.