29 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

29 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan planner

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Make it your trip
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Baku
— 15 nights
Fly
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Ganja
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 3 nights
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Baku

— 15 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.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, and steep yourself in history at Baku Old City.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Baku trip itinerary maker website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) is 1 hour. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in September: highs in Baku hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 27:

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: explore the activities along Lake Goygol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Heydar Aliyev Park, make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ganja planner.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:

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 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Bio Garden and then admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Sheki online journey planner.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Chotari Albanian-Udi Church in Nij (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center, ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and steep yourself in history at Chukhur Gabala.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gabala driving holiday site.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Gabala sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

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: see the interesting displays at Gobustan State Reserve and don't miss a visit to Diri Baba Mausoleum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gobustan online route planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Gobustan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.