14 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

14 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan route planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Ganja
— 1 night
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ismayilli
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
6
Laza
— 1 night
Drive
7
Khinalig
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
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Baku — 4 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.
Baku is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, don't miss a visit to Flame Towers, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs, and examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Baku trip itinerary builder tool.

Jaipur, India to Baku is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jaipur in May: high temperatures in Baku hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Ganja.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

Ganja — 1 night

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 1st (Wed), explore the activities along Maralgol lake and then browse the different shops at Ganja Mall.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ganja trip maker site.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. May in Ganja sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sheki.
Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:

Sheki — 1 night

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 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sheki route builder.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ismayilli.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:

Ismayilli — 2 nights

Take a trip to Ismayilli to discover a region of rolling countryside producing some of Azerbaijan’s best honey, dairy produce, and wine.
On the 3rd (Fri), learn about winemaking at Chabiant Winery and then make a trip to Ivanovka Village. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Meyseri Wines and then stroll the grounds of Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ismayilli driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sheki to Ismayilli by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Ismayilli are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gabala.
Wineries · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Gabala — 1 night

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
On the 5th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Gabaland and then ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gabala trip planner.

Drive from Ismayilli to Gabala in an hour. June in Gabala sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Laza.
Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:

Laza — 1 night

Laza is a village in the Qusar Rayon of Azerbaijan. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Laza Waterfalls.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Laza journey planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Laza takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Khinalig.
Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Khinalig — 1 night

This picturesque village is located at over 2,000 m (6,500 ft) above sea level and it is said to be connected with the story of Noah: according to legend, when Noah saw this high, flat terrain, he dropped anchor and told everyone to leave the Ark.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Khinalig Village.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Khinalig trip builder website.

Getting from Laza to Khinalig by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gobustan.
Museums
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

Gobustan — 2 nights

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 8th (Wed), make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gobustan road trip site.

Getting from Khinalig to Gobustan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to home.
Museums
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

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.