16 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

16 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner

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Fly to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Drive to Siyazan
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Siyazan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahij
— 1 night
Drive
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Laza
— 1 night
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 7 nights
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Siyazan

— 2 nights
Siyəzən is a city and municipality in, and the capital of, the Siazan Rayon of Azerbaijan. On the 2nd (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Chirag Gala Fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Mikayil Mushfig House Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Candy Cane Mountains, and then take in the awesome beauty at Beshbarmag Mountain.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Siyazan day trip website.

Madrid, Spain to Siyazan is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Lahij.

Things to do in Siyazan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Lahij

— 1 night
Lahij is a village and municipality on the southern slopes of Greater Caucasus within the Ismailli Rayon of Azerbaijan. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Basgal Village and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lahij Central Street.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lahij visit planning website.

Drive from Siyazan to Lahij in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Laza.

Things to do in Lahij

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:

Laza

— 1 night
Laza is a village in the Qusar Rayon of Azerbaijan. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Khinalig Village and then take in the dramatic scenery at Laza Waterfalls.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Laza trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Lahij to Laza by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sheki.

Things to do in Laza

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the striking features of Sheki Karvansaray, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then explore the galleries of Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Aliovsat Sweets House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, then admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace, and finally relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden.

To plan Sheki vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Laza to Sheki in 7 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

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.
On the 8th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center, and then glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gabala trip builder website.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Gabala are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

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 9th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Gobustan State Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gobustan route maker site.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Baku.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

Baku

— 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Museum of Miniature Books. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, stroll through Philharmonic Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Baku online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gobustan to Baku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Baku

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 16:

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.