25 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

25 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan journey builder

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Baku
— 10 nights
Drive
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Khizi
— 1 night
Drive
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Guba
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Sheki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 5 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Miniature Books and National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature. Escape the urban bustle at Dreamland Golf Club and Baku Funicular. Venture out of the city with trips to Mosque Mir Movsum Agha (in Shuvelan), Diri Baba Mausoleum (in Gobustan) and Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum (in Shamakhi). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Ali Shamsi Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Vahid Monument, and make a trip to Bibi-Heybat Mosque.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Baku itinerary builder.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Baku is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Luxembourg City in July: high temperatures in Baku hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Khizi.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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Khizi

— 1 night

The City of Calm Seas and Multi-Colored Mountains

Khizi's swirling pink mountains are quite simply an extraordinary sight to behold.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Candy Cane Mountains, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alti Aghaj National Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Mikayil Mushfig House Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Khizi trip planner.

You can drive from Baku to Khizi in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Guba.

Things to do in Khizi

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Guba

— 3 nights

An Unspoiled Nature Region with Preserved Traditions

A gateway into the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Guba is a glorious stretch of countryside and a great destination for lovers of ecotourism and outdoor adventures.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Khinalig Village and Mountain Jews Museum. Get in touch with nature at Tengya Alty Gorge and Laza Waterfalls. Step out of Guba to go to Lahij and see Lahij Central Street, which is approximately 4h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Afurja Waterfall and walk around Nariman Narimanov Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Guba itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Khizi to Guba takes 2 hours. July in Guba sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Guba

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Sheki

— 5 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.
Visit Sheki Khans' Palace and Zagatala Fortress for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of Kish and Chotari Albanian-Udi Church. Explore Sheki's surroundings by going to Seven Beauties Waterfall (in Vandam), Gabala (Nohur Lake, Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, &more) and Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sheki Fortress, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, stop by Aliovsat Sweets House, and admire the striking features of Winter Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sheki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Guba to Sheki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Sheki are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Ganja

— 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. John's Church and Imamzadeh Mausoleum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shah Abbas Mosque and Ganja State Puppet Theatre. Take a break from Ganja with a short trip to The Museum of History and Ethnography in Shamkir, about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Goygol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Alexander Nevsky Church, make a trip to Bottle House, and take an in-depth tour of Nizami Ganjavi Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ganja online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Ganja are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:

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.