19 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

19 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Ganja International Airport, Drive to Ganja
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baku
— 10 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.
St. John's Church and Imamzadeh Mausoleum will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ganja State Puppet Theatre and The Alexander Nevsky Church. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House, get engrossed in the history at Nizami Ganjavi Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ganja online holiday maker.

Quebec City, Canada to Ganja is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) is 9 hours. In September, Ganja is a bit warmer than Quebec City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden, then admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall, then stop by Aliovsat Sweets House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Sheki holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Sheki are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

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 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chotari Albanian-Udi Church, then learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, then engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chukhur Gabala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Nohur Lake, admire the sheer force of Seven Beauties Waterfall, then ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gabala trip builder site.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Gabala, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

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.
Popular historic sites such as Heydar Mosque and Taza Pir Mosque are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Dreamland Golf Club and Masazir Lake. Explore Baku's surroundings by going to Mosque Mir Movsum Agha (in Shuvelan), Mardakan Arboretum (in Mardakan) and Mud Volcanoes (in Gobustan). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, pause for some photo ops at Vahid Monument, don't miss a visit to Monument to Richard Sorge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Juma Mosque.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Baku road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Baku takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Baku, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 19:

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.