11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary
11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary
— 4 nights
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Fly to Dammam
Wed, Jul 20 - Sat, Jul 30
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.Family-friendly places like Baku Boulevard and Heydar Aliyev Center will thrill your kids. Visiting Dreamland Golf Club and Yanardag will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, take a stroll through Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Highland Park.
To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Baku vacation planner.
Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Baku is 1 hour. Traveling from Dammam in July, expect nights in Baku to be little chillier, around 26°C, while days are cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to fly to Ganja.
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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.Step out of the city life by going to Lake Goygol and Maralgol lake. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, browse the different shops at Ganja Mall, don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, and walk around Khan's Garden.
To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ganja trip planning website.
You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July in Ganja, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Gabala.
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Gabala — 2 nights
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.On the 28th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Gabaland, hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then explore the activities along Yeddi Gozel Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Nohur Lake, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chukhur Gabala, and then get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center.
For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gabala trip itinerary builder site.
You can drive from Ganja to Gabala in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ganja in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Gabala. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gobustan.
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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 30th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.
To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gobustan holiday app.
Getting from Gabala to Gobustan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gobustan, with lows of 26°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Highlights from your trip
Azerbaijan travel guide
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.