17 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

17 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan planner

Make it your trip
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Baku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Train
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Ismayilli
— 3 nights
Drive
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Masazir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mardakan
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 1 night
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Baku

— 3 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Baku Old City, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Philharmonic Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Heydar Mosque.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Baku online travel planner.

London, UK to Baku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Baku is 4 hours. Traveling from London in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Baku. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

Gobustan

— 2 nights
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 19th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gobustan trip maker.

Traveling by car from Baku to Gobustan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Ganja.
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Goygol and Bottle House.

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Traveling by train from Gobustan to Ganja takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:

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.
On the 24th (Sat), admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Sheki trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Sheki sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Ismayilli.

Things to do in Sheki

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:

Ismayilli

— 3 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Tengya Alty Gorge and Yeddi Gozel Waterfall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Juma Mosque and Laza Waterfalls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ismayilli trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Ismayilli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. April in Ismayilli sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Masazir.

Things to do in Ismayilli

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

Masazir

— 2 nights
Masazır is a settlement and municipality in the Absheron District of Azerbaijan. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Masazir Lake.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Masazir trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Ismayilli to Masazir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Masazir, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Mardakan.

Things to do in Masazir

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
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Mardakan

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Mardakan Fortress and then laugh and play at Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mardakan day trip planner.

You can drive from Masazir to Mardakan in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Mardakan can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Baku.

Things to do in Mardakan

Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

Baku

— 1 night

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

On the 1st (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Baku trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Mardakan to Baku by car takes about an hour. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:
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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.