13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Gobustan
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, and explore the striking landscape at Yanardag.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Baku road trip planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in November, things will get cooler in Baku: highs are around 15°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:

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: stroll through Lake Goygol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake, and don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ganja trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ganja when traveling from Baku in November, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:

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.
On the 15th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sheki trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Sheki are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:

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.
On the 16th (Tue), do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery and then get engrossed in the history at Gabala Archaeological Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Gabaland and then stroll through Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gabala online journey planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Theme Parks · Wineries · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum.

Plan trip to Gobustan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Gobustan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gobustan, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:

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.