27 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

27 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan tour planner

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Gobustan
— 1 night
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Baku
— 12 nights
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Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
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Gabala
— 4 nights
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Sheki
— 2 nights
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Ganja
— 5 nights
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Gobustan

— 1 night
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then examine the collection at Gobustan State Reserve.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gobustan tour itinerary website.

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. Traveling from Jeddah in October, expect Gobustan to be cooler, temps between 21°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Baku

— 12 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 11th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, and examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Baku trip maker.

Drive from Gobustan to Baku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 14:

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 15th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace and then contemplate the long history of Mausoleum of Momine Khatun. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ashab-i Kehf and then steep yourself in history at Alinja Castle.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nakhchivan online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Nakhchivan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Baku in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Nakhchivan. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Gabala.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Gabala

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Gabala to Nij to see Chotari Albanian-Udi Church about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, explore the activities along Nohur Lake, ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and steep yourself in history at Chukhur Gabala.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Gabala trip planner.

Fly from Nakhchivan to Gabala in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In October in Gabala, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:

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 21st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ilisu Waterfall. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, and then make a trip to Sheki Fortress.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sheki trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Gabala to Sheki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

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.
Ganja is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maralgol lake, and don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip website.

You can drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. October in Ganja sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 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.