18 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

18 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan holiday planner

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

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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.
Ganja is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ganja State Puppet Theatre, make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ganja online trip itinerary planner.

Baku to Ganja is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Ganja are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

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 30th (Sun), make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Karvansaray, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sheki tour app.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daytime highs in Sheki are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): find something for the whole family at Gabaland, then ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chukhur Gabala, then learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, then get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gabala trip site.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Gabala sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Gobustan State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Diri Baba Mausoleum and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gobustan online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Gobustan. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Baku

— 9 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.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs, explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, and delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Baku online route planner.

Getting from Gobustan to Baku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 12:

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.