29 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

29 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Baku
— 15 nights
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Ganja
— 5 nights
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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: go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs, make a trip to Fountains Square, and contemplate the long history of Baku Old City.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Baku online trip itinerary planner.

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. While traveling from Riyadh, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Baku, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — Oct 8:

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: stroll through Lake Goygol, contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake, browse the different shops at Ganja Mall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ganja State Puppet Theatre.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Ganja road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:

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 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then 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: relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden and then admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sheki trip maker website.

Drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Sheki, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

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 with an excursion to Chotari Albanian-Udi Church in Nij--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, and get in on the family fun at Gabaland.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Gabala trip builder site.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

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, make a trip to Mud Volcanoes, and contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Gobustan vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gobustan when traveling from Gabala in October, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

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.