15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan itinerary planner

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Baku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Guba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gusar
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Ganja
— 2 nights
Train
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Shamakhi
— 1 night
Train
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Gobustan
— 1 day
Drive
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Baku
— 5 nights

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Baku

— 2 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.
On the 3rd (Wed), try out the rides at Aqua Park at the Pullman Hotel. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Baku Old City, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, then pause for some photo ops at Vahid Monument, and finally don't miss a visit to Yanardag.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Baku online travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Guba.

Things to do in Baku

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Guba

— 2 nights

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.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Guba trip maker tool.

Drive from Baku to Guba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Guba when traveling from Baku in July, with lows around 21°C. You'll set off for Gusar on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Guba

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Gusar

The Gates with Tranquil Peaks and Thrilling Activities

Azerbaijan's "northern gates" promise breathtaking Caucasus Mountain scenery, home to some of the country’s highest peaks, a classy ski resort, traditional rustic villages, and tasty Lezgi cuisine.
For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gusar online journey planner.

Gusar is just a stone's throw from Guba. In July, daytime highs in Gusar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You'll set off for Gabala on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Gusar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
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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.
For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gabala travel route planner.

Getting from Gusar to Gabala by car takes about 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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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 8th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sheki sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Goygol.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ganja using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Ganja

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Shamakhi

— 1 night

The City of Poets and Former Ancient Capital of the Country

Azerbaijan's former capital surrounded by fine countryside and packed with cultural heritage, Shamakhi is one of Azerbaijan’s most historic cities and the birthplace of legendary Azerbaijani poets Sabir and Nesimi.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Shamakhi tour builder site.

Traveling by train from Ganja to Shamakhi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Ganja in July, Shamakhi is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Gobustan.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

Gobustan

— 1 day
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 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then steep yourself in history at Diri Baba Mausoleum.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gobustan journey planner.

You can take a train from Shamakhi to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Shamakhi in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gobustan, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites
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Baku

— 5 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

Your day by day itinerary now includes Gobustan State Reserve as well as Private Tours Baku. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature and Ali Shamsi Studio. Family-friendly places like Heydar Mosque and Walking tours will thrill your kids. Enjoy Baku some more: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Girl on Bench, and don't miss a visit to Fountains Square.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Baku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gobustan to Baku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:

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.