13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan vacation planner

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

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Baku

— 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Monument to Richard Sorge. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Heydar Mosque, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, appreciate the history behind Vahid Monument, and make a trip to Bibi-Heybat Mosque.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Baku trip maker tool.

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 much colder in Baku: highs are around 15°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Shopping · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

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Ganja

— 2 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.
On the 14th (Sun), stroll through Maralgol lake and then explore the striking landscape of Lake Goygol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum and then get engrossed in the history at Nizami Ganjavi Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ganja day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Baku in November, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Ganja. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Sheki

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish and then admire the striking features of Winter Palace. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then make a trip to Sheki Fortress.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sheki trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Sheki sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

Gabala

— 1 night

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 18th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall and then glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gabala online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Gabala are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
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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.
On the 19th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gobustan road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gobustan when traveling from Gabala in November, 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

Museums
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Azerbaijan travel guide

4.2
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.