22 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

22 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Gobustan
— 2 nights
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Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 4 nights
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Baku
— 10 nights
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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.
Gobustan is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve, contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum, and make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gobustan holiday planning website.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Gobustan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in July: highs in Gobustan hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gabala.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Gabala — 3 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Gabala is known for winter sports, nature, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, contemplate the long history of Chukhur Gabala, explore the activities along Nohur Lake, and get in on the family fun at Gabaland.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gabala itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Gobustan to Gabala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gabala, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sheki.
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Sheki — 2 nights

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 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish. On your second day here, experience rural life at Bio Garden and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ilisu Waterfall.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sheki trip planner.

Getting from Gabala to Sheki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Gabala in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sheki, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Ganja.
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Ganja — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, browse the different shops at Ganja Mall, stroll around Heydar Aliyev Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ganja State Puppet Theatre.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ganja visit planner.

Getting from Sheki to Ganja by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August in Ganja, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Baku.
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Baku — 10 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Baku trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Ganja to Baku in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Baku sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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