12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
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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.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, and make a trip to Baku Old City.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Baku attractions planner.

Mumbai, India to Baku is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Baku. In July, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake and then explore the activities along Lake Goygol. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Heydar Aliyev Park.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ganja trip itinerary app.

Getting from Baku to Ganja by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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 10th (Sun), make a trip to Sheki Fortress, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sheki itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Sheki sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gobustan.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Gobustan

— 2 nights
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 11th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

Before you visit Gobustan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Sheki to Gobustan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will leave for home on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
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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.