15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner

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Fly to Ganja International Airport, Drive to Ganja
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baku
— 8 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Imamzadeh Mausoleum and St. John's Church. Get in touch with nature at Lake Goygol and Maralgol lake. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at The Alexander Nevsky Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah Abbas Mosque.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ganja road trip planning tool.

Linton, UK to Ganja is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Linton in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Ganja: highs are around 38°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
On the 4th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, take an in-depth tour of Sheki Khans' Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Karvansaray, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sheki trip builder.

Drive from Ganja to Sheki in 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 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

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 5th (Thu), get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then make a trip to Diri Baba Mausoleum.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Gobustan holiday planner.

Drive from Sheki to Gobustan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Gobustan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Baku

— 8 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.
Appreciate the collections at Heydar Aliyev Center and Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Baku Old City and Nizami Street/Torgovaya. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, view the masterpieces at Museum of Modern Art, and browse the different shops at Park Bulvar Baku.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Baku trip maker website.

You can drive from Gobustan to Baku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 14:

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.