12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Khinalig
— 1 night
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Ganja
— 1 night
Train to Baku, Fly to Nakchivan Airport
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Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Heydar Mosque and Monument to Richard Sorge. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, make a trip to Baku Old City, ponder the design of Philharmonic Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Baku trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Baku is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Baku is minus 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in September; daily highs in Baku reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Khinalig.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:

Khinalig

— 1 night
This picturesque village is located at over 2,000 m (6,500 ft) above sea level and it is said to be connected with the story of Noah: according to legend, when Noah saw this high, flat terrain, he dropped anchor and told everyone to leave the Ark.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Khinalig Village. On the 14th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Khinalig Village. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Laza Waterfalls.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Khinalig tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Baku to Khinalig takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Khinalig

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

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 16th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, contemplate the long history of Sheki Khans' Palace, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sheki online road trip planner.

Drive from Khinalig to Sheki in 7 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sheki are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Ganja

— 1 night

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.
For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ganja day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Ganja are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Nakhchivan

— 2 nights
Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alinja Castle and Juma Mosque. Take a break from Nakhchivan with a short trip to Shahbuz National Reserve in Shahbuz, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Nakhchivan Khans' Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ashab-i Kehf, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noah’s Mausoleum, and don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Momine Khatun.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nakhchivan road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Ganja to Nakhchivan in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Ganja in September, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Nakhchivan: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

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.