11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly
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Baku
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobustan
— 1 night
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Baku — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Heydar Mosque and Dreamland Golf Club. Family-friendly places like Heydar Aliyev Center and Philharmonic Park will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, browse the different shops at Ganja Mall, and appreciate the history behind Sculpture Girl on Bench.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Baku holiday site.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in August: high temperatures in Baku hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Ganja.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Ganja — 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Imamzadeh Mausoleum and The Alexander Nevsky Church. Visiting Lake Goygol and Maralgol lake will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum and buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ganja route planner.

Getting from Baku to Ganja by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. August in Ganja sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.
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Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
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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 13th (Sat): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sheki, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gabala.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Gabala — 1 night

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Gabaland and then hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gabala attractions planning site.

Getting from Sheki to Gabala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sheki in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Gabala. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gobustan.
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Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
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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 15th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gobustan trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Gabala in August since evenings lows in Gobustan dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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