28 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

28 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan tour planner

Make it your trip
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Baku
— 13 nights
Fly
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Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Ganja
— 4 nights
Train
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Gobustan
— 3 nights
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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 12th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, make a trip to Yanardag, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, and delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Baku trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Baku is 1 hour. When traveling from Dammam in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Baku: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 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 (Thu): contemplate the long history of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace and then contemplate the long history of Mausoleum of Momine Khatun. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Ashab-i Kehf and then steep yourself in history at Alinja Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nakhchivan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Nakhchivan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Baku in July, Nakhchivan is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Gabala.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

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

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: glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, explore the activities along Nohur Lake, and engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gabala trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Nakhchivan to Gabala takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Winter Sports · Childrens Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

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.
On the 20th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish and then admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sheki online road trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

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 Khan's Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah Abbas Mosque, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ganja State Puppet Theatre.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip maker website.

You can drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Ganja are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a train to Gobustan.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

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: learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve, don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes, and contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gobustan driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ganja to Gobustan by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July in Gobustan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

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.