11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip maker

Make it your trip
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Gobustan
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Ganja
— 2 nights
Fly
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Baku
— 6 nights
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Gobustan

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 20th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Gobustan is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Gobustan due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Riyadh in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Gobustan: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then find something for the whole family at Gabaland.

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Drive from Gobustan to Gabala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gobustan in August since evenings lows in Gabala dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks
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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then take an in-depth tour of Sheki Khans' Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Karvansaray, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

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Getting from Gabala to Sheki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Gabala in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Sheki. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Ganja

— 2 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.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Goygol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Alexander Nevsky Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

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Getting from Sheki to Ganja by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Baku.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Baku Old City and Martyrs' Mosque. Appreciate the collections at Heydar Aliyev Center and Ali Shamsi Studio. Dedicate the 30th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, and play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club.

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You can fly from Ganja to Baku in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Wineries
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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.