13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 6 nights
Fly
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Vahid Monument. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Baku Railway Station, play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ali Shamsi Studio.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Baku online journey builder.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in November, expect Baku to be colder, temps between 15°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Wineries · Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 13:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Maralgol lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Javad Khan Street, don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, and then admire the striking features of Bottle House.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ganja online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Baku in November, Ganja is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:

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.
On the 16th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Winter Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Karvansaray.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sheki trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Ganja to Sheki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then find something for the whole family at Gabaland.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Gabala road trip planning site.

Drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Gabala, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:

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 more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gobustan tour planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Gobustan. 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

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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.