28 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

28 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner

Make it your trip
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Baku
— 13 nights
Fly
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Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Ganja
— 4 nights
Train
6
Gobustan
— 3 nights
Drive to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Fly to Dammam

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Baku

— 13 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 21st (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, and take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Baku road trip website.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dammam to Baku due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dammam in July, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Baku: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 23:

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.
On the 24th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace and then make a trip to Mausoleum of Momine Khatun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ashab-i Kehf and then steep yourself in history at Alinja Castle.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nakhchivan attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Nakhchivan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Nakhchivan when traveling from Baku in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Gabala.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Gabala

— 3 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.
Gabala is known for winter sports, nature, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, explore the activities along Nohur Lake, learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, and find something for the whole family at Gabaland.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gabala attractions planner.

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 July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Museums · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ilisu Waterfall. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then make a trip to Sheki Fortress.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sheki road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Sheki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Sheki are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Ganja

— 4 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, stroll through Heydar Aliyev Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ganja State Puppet Theatre.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ganja route maker website.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Ganja, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Gobustan.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

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.
Gobustan is known for museums and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve, make a trip to Mud Volcanoes, and contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gobustan trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Ganja to Gobustan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Gobustan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

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.