11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip builder

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Fly
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Baku
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Guba
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobustan
— 1 night
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Baku

— 4 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.
Get outdoors at Yanardag and Dreamland Golf Club. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, and enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Baku road trip planning site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Baku due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Riyadh in August, plan for little chillier days in Baku, with highs around 38°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Goygol. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ganja trip site.

Getting from Baku to Ganja by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Ganja

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Gabala

— 2 nights

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.
On the 13th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Gabaland and then glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. On your second day here, explore the activities along Yeddi Gozel Waterfall and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gabala route builder website.

Getting from Ganja to Gabala by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ganja in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Gabala. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Guba.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Guba

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Afurja Waterfall and then take in the awesome beauty at Tengya Alty Gorge.

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Drive from Gabala to Guba in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Guba are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Guba

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

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 16th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gobustan attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Guba to Gobustan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Guba in August since evenings lows in Gobustan dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

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.