15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan journey planner

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Siyazan
— 1 night
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Shamakhi
— 2 nights
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Gabala
— 4 nights
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Sheki
— 2 nights
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Ganja
— 4 nights
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Lankaran
— 1 night
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Siyazan

— 1 night
Siyəzən is a city and municipality in, and the capital of, the Siazan Rayon of Azerbaijan. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Candy Cane Mountains. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Chirag Gala Fortress.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Siyazan trip itinerary planner.

Baku to Siyazan is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Siyazan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Shamakhi

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shamakhi trip planner.

Getting from Siyazan to Shamakhi by car takes about 2.5 hours. August in Shamakhi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Gabala

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gabala Archaeological Center and Nohur Lake. Attractions like Tufandag Winter Summer Resort and Gabaland make great kid-friendly stops.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Gabala route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish and then contemplate the long history of Sheki Khans' Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sheki attractions app.

You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sheki when traveling from Gabala in August, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Ganja

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Imamzadeh Mausoleum and Shah Abbas Mosque. There's more to do: stroll through Maralgol lake and explore the activities along Lake Goygol.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Ganja travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Ganja sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Lankaran.

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:

Lankaran

— 1 night

Lush Landscapes and Intriguing Culture

Known for its awesome nature and unmissable cuisine, Lankaran can also inspire with its varied scenes of culture and traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Khanbulanchay Reservoir.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lankaran attractions planner.

You can drive from Ganja to Lankaran in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lankaran

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Azerbaijan travel guide

4.2
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.

Shaki-Zagatala Region travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Churches · Cross-country Ski Areas

Ganja-Gazakh Region travel guide

4.2
Bodies of Water · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks

Lankaran Region travel guide

3.8
History Museums · Lighthouses · Bodies of Water