13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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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
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Gobustan
— 1 night
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Baku — 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature. Go for a jaunt from Baku to Novxani to see Fireland Vineyards about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque, don't miss a visit to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, browse the different shops at Park Bulvar Baku, and view the masterpieces at Ali Shamsi Studio.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Baku 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, expect Baku to be colder, temps between 15°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Ganja.
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Ganja — 2 nights

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. On your second day here, shop like a local with Javad Khan Street, then don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ganja trip itinerary website.

Getting from Baku to Ganja by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Baku in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Ganja. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sheki.
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Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
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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 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.
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Gabala — 1 night

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): explore the activities along Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, fly down the slopes 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.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks
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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 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.
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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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