15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan route planner

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

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Goygol

— 2 nights

Luscious Lakes Sculpted by Nature and a German Spirit

Located in the western part of Azerbaijan, Goygol and its surrounding countryside remain one of the most picturesque regions in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Goygol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of The Museum of History and Ethnography.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Goygol trip itinerary planning site.

Zagreb, Croatia to Goygol is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sheki.

Things to do in Goygol

Nature · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

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 31st (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish and then admire the striking features of Sheki Karvansaray. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then make a trip to Sheki Fortress.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sheki online trip builder.

Drive from Goygol to Sheki in 2.5 hours. August in Sheki sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gabala trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sheki to Gabala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

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 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Gobustan State Reserve and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Gobustan road trip planning site.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in September, Gobustan is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Guba.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Guba

— 1 night

An Unspoiled Nature Region with Preserved Traditions

A gateway into the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Guba is a glorious stretch of countryside and a great destination for lovers of ecotourism and outdoor adventures.
On the 4th (Sat), examine the collection at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tengya Alty Gorge.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Guba trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Gobustan to Guba in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Guba, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Guba

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Heydar Mosque and Juma Mosque. Get some historical perspective at Juma Mosque and Ateshgah Fire Temple. And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club, get a taste of the local shopping with Ali Shamsi Studio, make a trip to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, and pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Girl on Bench.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Baku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Guba to Baku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Guba in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Baku. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Baku

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 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.