14 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

14 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
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
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Baku

— 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Juma Mosque and Vahid Monument. Baku Old City and Alley of Martyrs will appeal to history buffs. Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, admire the local landmark of Philharmonic Park, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, and take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Baku visit planning tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in January, with highs in Baku at 8°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip planner.

Getting from Baku to Ganja by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the galleries of Sheki Khans' Palace and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sheki sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:

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.
On the 17th (Mon), glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gabala itinerary planner.

Drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Winter Sports · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Diri Baba Mausoleum.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gobustan trip itinerary builder tool.

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 January, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

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.