12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  34 h
1
Sheki
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Baku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Ganja
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
4
Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Zagatala
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  35 h
End: Chicago

1
day
Sheki

Sheki ©
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 (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace, get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sheki travel route builder tool.

Chicago, USA to Sheki is an approximately 34- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Sheki is 10 hours. September in Sheki sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Church of Kish
Church of Kish
Sheki Fortress
Sheki Fortress

3
nights
Baku

Baku
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 nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, pause for some photo ops at Pushkin Statue, and explore the ancient world of Ateshgah - Fire Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Baku sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sheki to Baku by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In September in Baku, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Baku Boulevard
Baku Boulevard
Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Flame Towers
Flame Towers

1
night
Ganja

Ganja ©
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 26th (Sat), stroll around Heydar Aliyev Park, walk around Khan's Garden, then admire the striking features of Bottle House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ganja trip planner.

Getting from Baku to Ganja by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gobustan.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
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Khan's Garden ©
Khan's Garden
Heydar Aliyev Park ©
Heydar Aliyev Park
Imamzadeh Mausoleum
Imamzadeh Mausoleum

1
night
Gobustan

Gobustan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then examine the collection at Gobustan State Reserve.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gobustan trip app.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Ganja to Gobustan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Gobustan, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
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Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve
Mud Volcanoes
Mud Volcanoes

1
night
Gabala

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
On the 28th (Mon), get your game on at Gabala Shooting Club, find something for the whole family at Gabaland, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Gabala online holiday maker.

Getting from Gobustan to Gabala by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Gobustan in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 59°F in Gabala. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zagatala.

Things to do in Gabala

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Gabaland ©
Gabaland
Gabala Shooting Club ©
Gabala Shooting Club
Yeddi Gozel Waterfall ©
Yeddi Gozel Waterfall

2
nights
Zagatala

Zagatala
A tour of Zagatala reveals one of Azerbaijan’s most multicultural corners with historical relics galore and interesting culinary secrets.
On the 29th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zagatala City Mosque and then contemplate the long history of Zagatala Fortress.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagatala online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Zagatala takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Zagatala are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zagatala

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Zagatala Fortress
Zagatala Fortress
Zagatala State Reserve ©
Zagatala State Reserve

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