13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner
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Baku
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
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Baku — 6 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: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, make a trip to Baku Boulevard, and steep yourself in history at Baku Old City.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Baku tour app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Baku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in June, things will get a bit cooler in Baku: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ganja.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Ganja — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Goygol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, browse the different shops at Ganja Mall, and stroll around Khan's Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ganja road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sheki.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Sheki — 1 night

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 4th (Mon): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sheki trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Gobustan.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Gobustan — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gobustan travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gobustan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Gobustan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 6th (Wed), you're off to home.
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Museums
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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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