29 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

29 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip 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, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs, examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, and explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Baku road trip planning site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Baku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in September, you will find days in Baku are much colder (31°C), and nights are little chillier (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — Oct 1:

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Goygol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ganja State Puppet Theatre.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ganja online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Ganja are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden and then admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sheki holiday maker website.

Getting from Ganja to Sheki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

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.
Step out of Gabala to go to Nij and see Chotari Albanian-Udi Church, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Chukhur Gabala.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gabala trip builder website.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Gabala are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

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: examine the collection at Gobustan State Reserve, contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum, and don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gobustan day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Gobustan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Gabala in October since evenings lows in Gobustan dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:

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.