29 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

29 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Baku
— 8 nights
Drive
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Astara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Naftalan
— 2 nights
Train
5
Shamakhi
— 2 nights
Train
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Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive
7
Gusar
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Siyazan
— 1 night
Drive
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Mardakan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baku
— 3 nights
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Baku — 8 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.
Baku is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, and go for a walk through Baku Boulevard.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Baku trip planner.

Amman, Jordan to Baku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Amman in June, you will find days in Baku are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Astara.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 12:

Astara — 2 nights

Astara, also known as Azerbaijani Astara, is a city in and the capital of the Astara Rayon of Azerbaijan. On the 12th (Sun), make a trip to Yanarbulag Spring. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hirkan National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Astara trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Baku to Astara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sheki.
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Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Sheki — 2 nights

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 14th (Tue): admire the striking features of Winter Palace and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then make a trip to Sheki Fortress.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sheki trip planner.

You can drive from Astara to Sheki in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Sheki, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Naftalan.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

Naftalan — 2 nights

Naftalan is a city in Azerbaijan, surrounded by the rayon of Goranboy. On the 16th (Thu), slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Naftalan trip planner.

Getting from Sheki to Naftalan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. You'll set off for Shamakhi on the 18th (Sat).
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Spas · Baths
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:
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Shamakhi — 2 nights

Azerbaijan's former capital surrounded by fine countryside and packed with cultural heritage, Shamakhi is one of Azerbaijan’s most historic cities and the birthplace of legendary Azerbaijani poets Sabir and Nesimi.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): do a tasting at Meyseri Wines, then relax in the rural setting at Alpaca Azerbaijan, and then delve into the distant past at Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Basgal Village and then see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Shamakhi day trip planner.

You can take a train from Naftalan to Shamakhi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Gobustan.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gobustan trip itinerary builder site.

Take a train from Shamakhi to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Shamakhi in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gobustan, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gusar.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

Gusar — 4 nights

Azerbaijan's "northern gates" promise breathtaking Caucasus Mountain scenery, home to some of the country’s highest peaks, a classy ski resort, traditional rustic villages, and tasty Lezgi cuisine.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gusar: Laza Waterfalls (in Laza) and Guba (Afurja Waterfall & Tengya Alty Gorge). There's lots more to do: stroll around Nariman Narimanov Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Six-Domed Synagogue, stroll the grounds of Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, and take an in-depth tour of Mountain Jews Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gusar route planner.

Drive from Gobustan to Gusar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gusar, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Siyazan.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:

Siyazan — 1 night

Siyəzən is a city and municipality in, and the capital of, the Siazan Rayon of Azerbaijan. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Beshbarmag Mountain and then step into the grandiose world of Chirag Gala Fortress.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Siyazan trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Gusar to Siyazan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mardakan.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Mardakan — 2 nights

Mardakan is known for theme parks, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Mardakan Fortress, laugh and play at Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort, admire the natural beauty at Mardakan Arboretum, and browse the different shops at Shuvelan Park Shopping Mall.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mardakan day trip planner.

You can drive from Siyazan to Mardakan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Mardakan are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Baku.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Baku — 3 nights

Enjoy Baku some more: view the masterpieces at Ali Shamsi Studio, get outside with Baku Funicular, browse the different shops at 28 Mall Shopping Center, and pause for some photo ops at Vahid Monument.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Baku online day trip planner.

Getting from Mardakan to Baku by car takes about an hour. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Shopping · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

Azerbaijan travel guide

4.2
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.
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Daghlig Shirvan Region travel guide

4.4
Natural History Museums · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites

Guba-Khachmaz Region travel guide

3.7
Waterfalls · Specialty Museums · Mountains