15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip itinerary planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 7 nights
Fly
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 1 night
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Baku — 7 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Dreamland Golf Club and Yanardag. Family-friendly places like Heydar Aliyev Center and Flame Towers will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Baku Old City, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, and go for a walk through Baku Boulevard.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Baku trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Riyadh to Baku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in June; daily highs in Baku reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Ganja.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Ganja — 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Goygol and Maralgol lake. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, walk around Khan's Garden, don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ganja trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Ganja, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sheki.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trip
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Sheki — 1 night

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 11th (Mon): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sheki trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Gabala.
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Gabala — 2 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Gabaland and then fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Nohur Lake, admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Beauties Waterfall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gabala trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gobustan.
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Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Winter Sports
Side Trip
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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 14th (Thu), get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gobustan trip site.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Gobustan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gobustan, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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