15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner

Make it your trip
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Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baku
— 7 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, then identify plant and animal life at Maralgol lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Alexander Nevsky Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ganja online trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Ganja is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Ganja due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in August, expect Ganja to be slightly colder, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

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 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then take an in-depth tour of Sheki Khans' Palace, then make a trip to Sheki Karvansaray, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall, then admire the striking features of Winter Palace, and finally relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sheki trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Sheki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

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 15th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Gabaland, then glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then explore the activities along Nohur Lake.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gabala trip planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sheki in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Gabala. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Theme Parks
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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 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Gobustan State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Diri Baba Mausoleum and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gobustan day trip tool.

Getting from Gabala to Gobustan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gobustan, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

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.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, don't miss a visit to Yanardag, contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, and take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Baku trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Gobustan to Baku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Baku, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 24:

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.