15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan holiday builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baku
— 7 nights
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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.
Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring at Lake Goygol. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Maralgol lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ganja State Puppet Theatre, admire the landmark architecture of The Alexander Nevsky Church, and walk around Heydar Aliyev Park.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ganja road trip tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Ganja is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Ganja is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in January, with highs in Ganja at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Gabaland, head outdoors with Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): explore the activities along Nohur Lake, see the interesting displays at Gabala Archaeological Center, then learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chukhur Gabala.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gabala online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ganja to Gabala in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ganja in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -3°C in Gabala. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

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 29th (Fri), examine the collection at Gobustan State Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then steep yourself in history at Diri Baba Mausoleum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gobustan trip website.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 2°C in Gobustan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Baku.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

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: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, make a trip to Highland Park, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanardag.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Baku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gobustan to Baku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 6:

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.