16 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

16 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner

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Fly to Ganja International Airport, Drive to Shamkir
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Shamkir
— 1 night
Drive
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Zagatala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Ismayilli
— 1 night
Drive
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Shamakhi
— 1 night
Drive
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Lerik
— 1 night
Drive
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Astara
— 1 night
Drive
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Guba
— 1 night
Drive
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Gusar
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 5 nights
Fly

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Shamkir

— 1 night

A Scenic City Full of Parks, History, and Music

Fresh vegetables may be what most visitors associate with Samkir, but this small city also throws up several historical surprises as well as one of the country’s most original parks into the holiday mix.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Museum of History and Ethnography and then learn about winemaking at Sharg Ulduzu Wines.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Shamkir day trip app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Shamkir is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Shamkir is 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zagatala.

Things to do in Shamkir

Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

Zagatala

— 2 nights

Charming Churches and Diverse People

A tour of Zagatala reveals one of Azerbaijan’s most multicultural corners with historical relics galore and interesting culinary secrets.
On the 13th (Mon), admire the striking features of Zagatala Fortress and then pause for some serene contemplation at Zagatala City Mosque. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Zagatala State Reserve.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zagatala online route builder.

Traveling by car from Shamkir to Zagatala takes 4 hours. In June in Zagatala, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Zagatala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Sheki

— 1 night

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 (Wed): don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, contemplate the long history of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sheki day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Zagatala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Sheki are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Ismayilli.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

Ismayilli

— 1 night

A Place to Enjoy Ancient Crafts and Delightful Food & Wine

Take a trip to Ismayilli to discover a region of rolling countryside producing some of Azerbaijan’s best honey, dairy produce, and wine.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): do a tasting at Chabiant Winery and then make a trip to Ivanovka Village.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ismayilli planning tool.

Getting from Sheki to Ismayilli by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Ismayilli can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Ismayilli

Wineries
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

Shamakhi

— 1 night

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 17th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum and then see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Shamakhi vacation planning site.

You can drive from Ismayilli to Shamakhi in an hour. June in Shamakhi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Lerik.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

Lerik

— 1 night

A Peaceful Escape from the Seaside Hustle

Blessed with nature both pure and peaceful, Lerik has become known as the Land of Centenarians.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of Longevity and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ozobijon Waterfall.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lerik trip website.

Getting from Shamakhi to Lerik by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Astara.

Things to do in Lerik

Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:

Astara

— 1 night
Astara, also known as Azerbaijani Astara, is a city in and the capital of the Astara Rayon of Azerbaijan. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Hirkan National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Astara trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Lerik to Astara by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Guba.

Things to do in Astara

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:
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Guba

— 1 night

An Unspoiled Nature Region with Preserved Traditions

A gateway into the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Guba is a glorious stretch of countryside and a great destination for lovers of ecotourism and outdoor adventures.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Mountain Jews Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Afurja Waterfall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Guba travel planner.

You can drive from Astara to Guba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Guba can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gusar.

Things to do in Guba

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

Gusar

— 1 night

The Gates with Tranquil Peaks and Thrilling Activities

Azerbaijan's "northern gates" promise breathtaking Caucasus Mountain scenery, home to some of the country’s highest peaks, a classy ski resort, traditional rustic villages, and tasty Lezgi cuisine.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nariman Narimanov Park.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gusar trip planning app.

Gusar is just a stone's throw from Guba. In June, daily temperatures in Gusar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Gusar

Parks
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Baku

— 5 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 out of Baku with an excursion to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanardag.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Baku tour planner.

Getting from Gusar to Baku by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Gusar in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Baku, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:

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.

Lankaran Region travel guide

3.8
History Museums · Lighthouses · Bodies of Water