12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip itinerary planner
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Fly to Gabala International Airport, Drive to Sheki
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Sheki
— 1 day
Drive
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Baku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ganja
— 1 night
Train
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Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
6
Zagatala
— 2 nights
Drive to Ganja International Airport, Fly to Chicago

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Sheki — 1 day

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 24th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sheki day trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Sheki is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT), which is usually a 10 hour difference. October in Sheki sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Baku.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Baku — 3 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: take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, appreciate the history behind Pushkin Statue, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, and steep yourself in history at Baku Old City.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Baku trip app.

Getting from Sheki to Baku by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. October in Baku sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ganja.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Ganja — 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Fri), stroll around Heydar Aliyev Park, then stroll around Khan's Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ganja planning site.

Getting from Baku to Ganja by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Gobustan.
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Parks · Historic Sites
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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 29th (Sat), make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gobustan trip planning site.

You can take a train from Ganja to Gobustan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Gobustan can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): practice your aim at Gabala Shooting Club, get in on the family fun at Gabaland, and then explore the activities along Yeddi Gozel Waterfall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gabala trip planner.

You can drive from Gobustan to Gabala in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in October, Gabala is a bit cooler at night with lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zagatala.
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Theme Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Parks
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Zagatala — 2 nights

A tour of Zagatala reveals one of Azerbaijan’s most multicultural corners with historical relics galore and interesting culinary secrets.
On the 31st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zagatala City Mosque and then admire the landmark architecture of Zagatala Fortress.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagatala vacation tool.

You can drive from Gabala to Zagatala in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Zagatala are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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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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