13 days in Ganja, Shaki-Zagatala Region & Baku Itinerary

13 days in Ganja, Shaki-Zagatala Region & Baku Itinerary

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Fly to Ganja International Airport, Drive to Ganja
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Ganja
— 2 nights
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baku
— 5 nights
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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 4th (Fri), make a trip to Bottle House and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, stroll around Khan's Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah Abbas Mosque.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ganja sightseeing planning tool.

Valletta, Malta to Ganja is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Valletta to Ganja, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valletta in September, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Ganja. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, browse the exhibits of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

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You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. September in Sheki sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Gabala Shooting Club, then find something for the whole family at Gabaland, and then head outdoors with Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Nohur Lake, then admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chotari Albanian-Udi Church, and finally learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gabala vacation planner.

Drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

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.
Take a break from Baku with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, and stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Baku online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Baku takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in September, Baku is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:

Shaki-Zagatala Region travel guide

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History Museums · Cross-country Ski Areas · Churches