27 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

27 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan holiday planner
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Baku
— 13 nights
Fly
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Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
5
Ganja
— 4 nights
Train
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Gobustan
— 3 nights
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Baku — 13 nights

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 Ganja Mall. Baku Old City and Heydar Aliyev Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, browse the different shops at Park Bulvar Baku, take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, and tee off at Dreamland Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Baku trip itinerary planner.

Medina, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Medina to Baku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medina in July, you will find days in Baku are cooler (36°C), and nights are slightly colder (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nakhchivan.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ashab-i Kehf and then contemplate the long history of Alinja Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Momine Khatun, and then take an in-depth tour of Open Air Museum.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nakhchivan trip planner.

You can fly from Baku to Nakhchivan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Baku in July, Nakhchivan is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Gabala.
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Gabala — 3 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Escape the urban bustle at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort and Nohur Lake. Kids will appreciate attractions like Gabaland and Yeddi Gozel Waterfall. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Chukhur Gabala and take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Beauties Waterfall.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gabala tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Nakhchivan to Gabala in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sheki.
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Sheki — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Sheki online journey builder.

You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Gabala in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sheki, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Ganja.
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Ganja — 4 nights

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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Imamzadeh Mausoleum and The Alexander Nevsky Church. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Goygol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, and identify plant and animal life at Maralgol lake.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ganja trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. August in Ganja sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Gobustan.
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Gobustan — 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gobustan State Reserve and Diri Baba Mausoleum. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gobustan trip builder site.

You can take a train from Ganja to Gobustan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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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.
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