15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 7 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive to Ganja International Airport, Fly to Zagreb

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Baku

— 7 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Heydar Mosque and Dreamland Golf Club. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, stroll through Philharmonic Park, pause for some photo ops at Vahid Monument, and go for a walk through Baku Boulevard.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku trip itinerary site.

Zagreb, Croatia to Baku is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Zagreb to Baku, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zagreb in August, things will get a bit warmer in Baku: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 4:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gobustan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Baku to Gobustan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Gabala

— 1 night

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 6th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, then glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then find something for the whole family at Gabaland.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gabala trip app.

You can drive from Gobustan to Gabala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in September, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Gabala. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 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.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace, and then relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

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

Traveling by car from Gabala to Sheki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Sheki, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Heydar Aliyev Park. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake and then stroll through Lake Goygol.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ganja road trip website.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

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.