22 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

22 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip maker
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 4 nights
Fly
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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 and make a trip to Diri Baba Mausoleum.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Gobustan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Gobustan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in June, expect Gobustan to be much colder, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) 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, get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, get in on the family fun at Gabaland, and contemplate the long history of Chukhur Gabala.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gabala trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Gobustan to Gabala by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gobustan in June since evenings lows in Gabala dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sheki.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Nature
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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 7th (Tue): admire the striking features of Winter Palace and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sheki road trip planning site.

Getting from Gabala to Sheki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ganja.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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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: explore the striking landscape of Lake Goygol, walk around Khan's Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ganja State Puppet Theatre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ganja route planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Ganja, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (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: make a trip to Baku Old City, take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Baku trip website.

You can fly from Ganja to Baku in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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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