13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan vacation builder

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

— 5 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: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, and don't miss a visit to Fountains Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Baku road trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Baku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in July, things will get a bit cooler in Baku: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:

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: explore the activities along Lake Goygol, stroll through Maralgol lake, pause for some serene contemplation at Ganja State Puppet Theatre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ganja itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Ganja, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Karvansaray, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sheki trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Chotari Albanian-Udi Church, then get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, and finally get all the equipment you need at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): find something for the whole family at Gabaland, then do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque.

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Getting from Sheki to Gabala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Gabala, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gobustan trip builder.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Gobustan. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

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.