16 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

16 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner

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Fly to Gabala International Airport, Drive to Sheki
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Sheki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Baku
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lankaran
— 3 nights
Fly

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Sheki

— 3 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.
Church of Kish and Zagatala City Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sheki Khans' Palace and Sheki Fortress. Venture out of the city with trips to Zagatala Fortress (in Zagatala) and Gabala (Gabala Shooting Club & Tufandag Winter Summer Resort). It doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sheki Karvansaray.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Sheki trip itinerary builder website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Sheki is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time is 3 hours. In June, Sheki is a bit warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:

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.
Popular historic sites such as Heydar Mosque and Juma Mosque are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Juma Mosque and Philharmonic Park. Step out of Baku to go to Shamakhi and see Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, which is approximately 2h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, don't miss a visit to Flame Towers, and explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Baku driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Baku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Goygol and St. John's Church. Imamzadeh Mausoleum and Shah Abbas Mosque will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Khan's Garden, admire the landmark architecture of The Alexander Nevsky Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ganja State Puppet Theatre.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ganja trip planning app.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Ganja are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lankaran.

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Lankaran

— 3 nights

Lush Landscapes and Intriguing Culture

Known for its awesome nature and unmissable cuisine, Lankaran can also inspire with its varied scenes of culture and traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Zindan Tower, then enjoy the sea views from Mayak (Lighthouse), and then stroll through Khanbulanchay Reservoir. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Ozobijon Waterfall and then don't miss a visit to Yanarbulag Spring.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lankaran trip planner.

Drive from Ganja to Lankaran in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lankaran

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

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.