12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan journey maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Gobustan
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard, contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, and take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Baku trip itinerary website.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in November; daily highs in Baku reach 15°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:

Ganja

— 3 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.
Ganja is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Goygol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ganja online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Baku in November, Ganja is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sheki itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Sheki sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery and then get engrossed in the history at Gabala Archaeological Center. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Gabaland and then stroll through Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Gabala online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Gabala sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

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 3rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Gobustan State Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gobustan road trip planning app.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Gabala in December since evenings lows in Gobustan dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

Azerbaijan travel guide

4.2
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.