16 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

16 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
2
Ganja
— 3 nights
Train
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Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 10 nights
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Gabala

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chukhur Gabala, do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, and then get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Gabaland, then ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gabala trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Gabala is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dammam to Gabala. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dammam in July: high temperatures in Gabala hover around 38°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Ganja.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Theme Parks
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ganja Mall and Javad Khan Street. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring at Lake Goygol. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Maralgol lake, stroll around Heydar Aliyev Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Alexander Nevsky Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ganja trip planner.

Drive from Gabala to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Gabala in July since evenings lows in Ganja dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can take a train to Gobustan.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Gobustan

— 1 night
Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (UNESCO Heritage) covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.
On the 6th (Tue), make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gobustan road trip tool.

You can take a train from Ganja to Gobustan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Gobustan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
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Baku

— 10 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nizami Street/Torgovaya and Ali Shamsi Studio. Dedicate the 9th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, make a trip to Fountains Square, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, and delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Baku trip planning website.

Getting from Gobustan to Baku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July in Baku, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Baku

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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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.