16 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

16 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Baku
— 6 nights
2
Shamakhi
— 1 night
3
Gabala
— 2 nights
4
Sheki
— 2 nights
5
Ganja
— 4 nights

6
nights
Baku

Baku
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 out of town with these interesting Baku side-trips: Gobustan (Gobustan State Reserve & Mud Volcanoes). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, and explore the ancient world of Ateshgah - Fire Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Baku travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Baku. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gobustan
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Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Baku Boulevard
Baku Boulevard
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center

1
night
Shamakhi

Shamakhi
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.
On the 17th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory, do a tasting at Meyseri Wines, thenexplore the ancient world of Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Shamakhi trip builder.

Getting from Baku to Shamakhi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Baku in July since evenings lows in Shamakhi dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Meyseri Wines
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Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum

2
nights
Gabala

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Gabala Shooting Club, thenfind something for the whole family at Gabaland, and then hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, thenexplore the activities along Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, thenexamine the collection at Gabala Archaeological Center, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chotari Albanian-Udi Church.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gabala driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gabala are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks Theme Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Chotari Albanian-Udi Church
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Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Gabaland ©
Gabaland
Gabala Shooting Club ©
Gabala Shooting Club

2
nights
Sheki

Sheki ©
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 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, thenadmire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, thenadmire the striking features of Sheki Karvansaray, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Winter Palace, experience rural life at Bio Garden, thenlook for gifts at Aliovsat Sweets House, and finally admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sheki travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Sheki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Sheki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Ilisu Waterfall
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Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Church of Kish
Church of Kish
Sheki Fortress
Sheki Fortress

4
nights
Ganja

Ganja ©
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.
Ganja is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Goygol, walk around Khan's Garden, identify plant and animal life at Lake Maralgol, and don't miss a visit to St. John's Church.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ganja online travel planner.

Drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

St. John's Church, Lake Goygol
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Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Lake Maralgol
Lake Maralgol
Imamzadeh Mausoleum
Imamzadeh Mausoleum

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