26 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

26 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan itinerary planner

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Gobustan
— 2 nights
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 5 nights
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Baku
— 14 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 and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Gobustan State Reserve, don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes, and contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gobustan road trip tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Gobustan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in December, with highs in Gobustan at 10°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Gabala

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery and then get engrossed in the history at Gabala Archaeological Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Gabaland and then ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Gabala road trip planning tool.

Getting from Gobustan to Gabala by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Gabala, with lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Wineries · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Sheki

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then make a trip to Sheki Fortress. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish and then admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall.

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Getting from Gabala to Sheki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ganja Mall and Javad Khan Street. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Lake Goygol, stroll through Maralgol lake, pause for some serene contemplation at Ganja State Puppet Theatre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ganja trip site.

You can drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Baku.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

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Baku

— 14 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.
Do your shopping at Nizami Street/Torgovaya and 28 Mall Shopping Center. Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, make a trip to Flame Towers, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Baku online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Ganja to Baku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Baku

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 20:

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.