13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip itinerary planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 5 nights
Train
2
Naftalan
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ismayilli
— 1 night
Drive
5
Baku
— 1 night
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Baku — 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Baku Old City and Alley of Martyrs are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gobustan State Reserve and Baku Boulevard. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, don't miss a visit to Fountains Square, visit Little Venice, and enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Baku day trip site.

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan to Baku is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nur-Sultan to Baku. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nur-Sultan in July, with highs in Baku at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Naftalan.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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Naftalan — 2 nights

Naftalan is a city in Azerbaijan, surrounded by the rayon of Goranboy. Naftalan is known for baths and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Goygol and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Naftalan road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Baku to Naftalan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Sheki.
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Parks · Spas · Baths · Nature
Side Trip
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Sheki — 2 nights

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 8th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish and then relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sheki driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Naftalan to Sheki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ismayilli.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Ismayilli — 1 night

Take a trip to Ismayilli to discover a region of rolling countryside producing some of Azerbaijan’s best honey, dairy produce, and wine.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): do a tasting at Chabiant Winery and then don't miss a visit to Ivanovka Village.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ismayilli trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Ismayilli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Sheki in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ismayilli, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Baku.
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Wineries
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Baku — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): shop like a local with Ali Shamsi Studio, then delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, and then tee off at Dreamland Golf Club.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Baku travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ismayilli to Baku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ismayilli in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Baku, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Outdoors · Museums · Golf · Shopping
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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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