19 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

19 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 9 nights
Fly
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Ganja
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Drive to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Fly to Oslo Gardermoen Airport

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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 nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, and make a trip to Fountains Square.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Baku road trip website.

Oslo, Norway to Baku is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo to Baku, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Baku, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Ganja

— 4 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.
Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring at Lake Goygol. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, make a trip to St. John's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Alexander Nevsky Church, and browse the different shops at Ganja Mall.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ganja trip planner.

Getting from Baku to Ganja by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Baku in December since evenings lows in Ganja dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, take an in-depth tour of Sheki Khans' Palace, then admire the striking features of Sheki Karvansaray, and finally experience rural life at Bio Garden.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sheki day trip tool.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, then do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, and then get in on the family fun at Gabaland. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chotari Albanian-Udi Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, then explore the activities along Nohur Lake, and finally ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gabala day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Gabala are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Diri Baba Mausoleum and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Gabala to Gobustan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gobustan, with lows around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.