16 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

16 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Baku
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Ismayilli
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Goygol
— 1 night
Drive
4
Sheki
— 6 nights
Drive to Tbilisi, Fly to Dubai

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Baku — 6 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 some historical perspective at Juma Mosque and Ateshgah Fire Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Miniature Books and Bibi-Heybat Mosque. Change things up with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan (about 1h 5 min away). Dedicate the 18th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mahammad Mosque, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Baku trip maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Baku to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ismayilli.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 24:

Ismayilli — 2 nights

Take a trip to Ismayilli to discover a region of rolling countryside producing some of Azerbaijan’s best honey, dairy produce, and wine.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lahij Central Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Basgal Village and then admire the striking features of Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ismayilli vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Baku to Ismayilli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Baku in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -2°C in Ismayilli. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Goygol.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Goygol — 1 night

Located in the western part of Azerbaijan, Goygol and its surrounding countryside remain one of the most picturesque regions in the country.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Goygol trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Ismayilli to Goygol takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sheki.
Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Sheki — 6 nights

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.
Visiting Tufandag Winter Summer Resort and Ilisu Waterfall will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sheki Khans' Palace and Church of Kish. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sheki: Zagatala State Reserve (in Zagatala) and Seven Beauties Waterfall (in Vandam). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress and explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sheki day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Goygol to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. December in Sheki sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 2:

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.