12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Baku
— 6 nights
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Sheki
— 2 nights
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Ganja
— 3 nights

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Baku

Baku ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Baku: Gobustan (Mud Volcanoes & Gobustan State Reserve). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, and delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Baku tour planning tool.

Medina, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medina to Baku due to the time zone difference. In October, Baku is cooler than Medina - with highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 21:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Baku Boulevard
4.7
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Must see
Baku Old City
4.6
Must see
Heydar Aliyev Center
4.7

2
nights
Sheki

Sheki ©

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 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, and finally relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, stop by Aliovsat Sweets House, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ilisu Waterfall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sheki attractions website.

You can drive from Baku to Sheki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Sheki are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Sheki Khans' Palace
4.3
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Church
Church of Kish
4.4
Waterfall
Ilisu Waterfall
4.4

3
nights
Ganja

Ganja ©

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, identify plant and animal life at Maralgol lake, and admire the striking features of Bottle House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ganja online tour planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. October in Ganja sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
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Water Body
Lake Goygol
4.4
Water Body
Maralgol lake
4.8
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Religious Site
Imamzadeh Mausoleum
4.8

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