17 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

17 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan sightseeing planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Baku
— 7 nights
Fly
2
Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Khizi
— 2 nights
Drive to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Fly to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

S M T W T F S
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

Baku

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gobustan (Gobustan State Reserve & Mud Volcanoes). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, make a trip to Baku Boulevard, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku online road trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Baku is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Baku is minus 1.5 hours. In May, Baku is much colder than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 11 — 18:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Goygol, stroll around Heydar Aliyev Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ganja State Puppet Theatre, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maralgol lake.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ganja day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Ganja sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Sheki

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, then admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall, and then admire the striking features of Winter Palace. On the next day, experience rural life at Bio Garden, make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Sheki trip builder website.

Drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Gabala

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): practice your aim at Gabala Shooting Club, then get in on the family fun at Gabaland, and then glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. On the next day, explore the activities along Nohur Lake, admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, and then do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gabala attractions planner.

Drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Khizi.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Khizi

— 2 nights

The City of Calm Seas and Multi-Colored Mountains

Khizi's swirling pink mountains are quite simply an extraordinary sight to behold.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Mikayil Mushfig House Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Candy Cane Mountains, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alti Aghaj National Park.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Khizi trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Khizi takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Khizi

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

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.