14 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

14 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly
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Baku
— 6 nights
Fly
2
Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Gobustan
— 2 nights
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Baku Old City and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get some historical perspective at Juma Mosque and Alley of Martyrs. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, don't miss a visit to Yanardag, tour the pleasant surroundings at Philharmonic Park, and explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Baku tour itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get little chillier in Baku: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Ganja.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries
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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.
On the 21st (Sun), make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Goygol.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ganja online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Ganja are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sheki.
Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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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 23rd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sheki trip planner.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Sheki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Gabala.
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Gabala — 2 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gabala trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sheki in August, Gabala is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gobustan.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wineries
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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 26th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gobustan itinerary website.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gobustan when traveling from Gabala in August, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · 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.