15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan journey maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 6 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
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

— 6 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.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan and Museum of Miniature Books. Get a sense of the local culture at Heydar Mosque and Dreamland Golf Club. Dedicate the 31st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Girl on Bench, stroll around Philharmonic Park, and shop like a local with Nizami Street/Torgovaya.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Baku route builder.

Zagreb, Croatia to Baku is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Zagreb to Baku is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in August; daily highs in Baku reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Gobustan.

Things to do in Baku

Shopping · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 3:

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.
On the 4th (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gobustan trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Baku to Gobustan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

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 5th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall and then get all the equipment you need at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Chabiant Winery and then take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Beauties Waterfall.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gabala road trip planning site.

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, Gabala is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 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 and then shop like a local with Aliovsat Sweets House. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Sheki Khans' Palace, and then steep yourself in history at Sheki Karvansaray.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Sheki trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Gabala to Sheki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sheki are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Shopping · 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): make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum and then do a tasting at Sharg Ulduzu Wines. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol and then shop like a local with Javad Khan Street.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ganja tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Ganja sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ganja

Wineries · Shopping · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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.