23 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

23 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Drive to Khizi
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Khizi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Train
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Ganja
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Baku
— 8 nights
Fly

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Khizi

— 2 nights

The City of Calm Seas and Multi-Colored Mountains

Khizi's swirling pink mountains are quite simply an extraordinary sight to behold.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Candy Cane Mountains and then take in the awesome beauty at Beshbarmag Mountain. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Mikayil Mushfig House Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Chirag Gala Fortress.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Khizi vacation planning app.

London, UK to Khizi is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Khizi is 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Gobustan.

Things to do in Khizi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

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 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Gobustan State Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gobustan day trip planning app.

You can drive from Khizi to Gobustan in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Gobustan are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Ganja.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

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.
Ganja is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, stroll through Heydar Aliyev Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah Abbas Mosque.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ganja day trip planning app.

Take a train from Gobustan to Ganja in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aliovsat Sweets House, Winter Palace and Sheki Karvansaray. On the 14th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Karvansaray, admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Aliovsat Sweets House, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally experience rural life at Bio Garden.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sheki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Sheki, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

Gabala

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Seven Beauties Waterfall as well as Chukhur Gabala. There's still lots to do: get all the equipment you need at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, and do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gabala trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Gabala sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:

Nakhchivan

— 2 nights
Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Alinja Castle and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ashab-i Kehf. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mausoleum of Momine Khatun and then make a trip to Nakhchivan Khans' Palace.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nakhchivan trip maker.

Fly from Gabala to Nakhchivan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Baku.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Baku

— 8 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.
Dedicate the 27th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, and examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Baku day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nakhchivan to Baku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Nakhchivan in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Baku, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 27:

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.