13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Fly to Dammam

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Baku

— 5 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.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Baku trip website.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Baku is 1 hour. While traveling from Dammam, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Baku, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:

Ganja

— 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Goygol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, stroll through Maralgol lake, and don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ganja trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Baku in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ganja, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:

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 27th (Sat): experience rural life at Bio Garden, get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, and then make a trip to Sheki Fortress.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sheki trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

Gabala

— 2 nights

Enjoy the Rustic Resorts and Relax in Healing Spas

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center and then ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Gabaland and then learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gabala trip app.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Gabala sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Winter Sports · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Gobustan State Reserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gobustan driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in November, Gobustan is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
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Highlights from your trip

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.