25 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary
25 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary
Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan vacation planner
Ganja— 3 nights
Sheki— 2 nights
Gabala— 2 nights
Baku— 17 nights
Mon, Jul 20 - Thu, Aug 13
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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.Head to Ganja Mall and Javad Khan Streetfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Goygol and Maralgol lake. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Alexander Nevsky Church, don't miss a visit to St. John's Church, and admire the striking features of Bottle House.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ganja trip planner.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Ganja is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Ganja due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in July, expect Ganja to be slightly colder, temps between 38°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sheki.
Things to do in Ganja
Lake Goygol, St. John's Church
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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.Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, then contemplate the long history of Sheki Karvansaray, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ilisu Waterfall, then admire the striking features of Winter Palace, and finally experience rural life at Bio Garden.
To find out how to plan a trip to Sheki, use our trip itinerary maker.
You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gabala.
Things to do in Sheki
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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 26th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Gabaland, then get all the equipment you need at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then explore the activities along Nohur Lake. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, and then have some family-friendly fun at Gabala Shooting Club.
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You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Gabala sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Baku.
Things to do in Gabala
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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.Shop till you drop at Nizami Street/Torgovaya and Ganja Mall. Step out of the city life by going to Gobustan State Reserve and Baku Crystal Hall. Venture out of the city with trips to Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort (in Mardakan) and Mud Volcanoes (in Gobustan). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, take in the exciting artwork at Ali Shamsi Studio, browse the different shops at Park Bulvar Baku, and examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center.
For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Baku trip planner.
Drive from Gabala to Baku in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Baku. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Baku
Gobustan, Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort, Fireland Vineyards
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