15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Baku
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shahbuz
— 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 Gobustan State Reserve and Baku Funicular. Head to Nizami Street/Torgovaya and Port Baku Mallfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, and make a trip to Baku Boulevard.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Baku trip planner.

Baghdad, Iraq to Baku is an approximately 5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Baghdad to Baku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Baghdad in July, expect nights in Baku to be slightly colder, around 26°C, while days are colder, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sheki.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
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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.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sheki tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Baku to Sheki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ganja.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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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. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Javad Khan Street, admire the striking features of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, make a trip to Bottle House, and walk around Khan's Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ganja trip app.

Drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Ganja, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Shahbuz.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trip
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Shahbuz — 1 night

Şahbuz is a city and municipality in and capital of Shahbuz District, in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Shahbuz National Reserve.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Shahbuz trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Ganja to Shahbuz in 10.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Shahbuz can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel 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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