16 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

16 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Ganja International Airport, Drive to Ganja
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 4 nights
Drive
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Guba
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 6 nights
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Ganja

— 3 nights

A Young Spirit Located in an Ancient Land

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Goygol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Heydar Aliyev Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, and don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ganja trip planner.

London, UK to Ganja is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from London to Ganja. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden, steep yourself in history at Sheki Khans' Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sheki online route maker.

Drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:

Gabala

— 4 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Gabala to Nij to see Chotari Albanian-Udi Church about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, take in the dramatic scenery at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, and get in on the family fun at Gabaland.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gabala itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Guba.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Mountain Jews Museum, then stroll through Nariman Narimanov Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Guba holiday planner.

Getting from Gabala to Guba by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Guba

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:

Baku

— 6 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.
Take a break from Baku with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, and don't miss a visit to Fountains Square.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Baku trip planning site.

You can drive from Guba to Baku in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Baku when traveling from Guba in November, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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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.

Shaki-Zagatala Region travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Churches · Cross-country Ski Areas