11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner
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Fly
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Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Ganja
— 2 nights
Fly
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Baku
— 6 nights
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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.
On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gobustan itinerary site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Gobustan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Gobustan is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jeddah in August, with highs in Gobustan at 38°C and lows at 26°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gabala.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, then hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and finally find something for the whole family at Gabaland.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gabala road trip site.

Drive from Gobustan to Gabala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gobustan in August since evenings lows in Gabala dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ganja.
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Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Theme Parks
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Ganja — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall, explore the activities along Maralgol lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ganja sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in August, Ganja is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly to Baku.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping
Side Trip
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Baku — 6 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.
Baku is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, and take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Baku tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ganja to Baku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks
Side Trip
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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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