30 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

30 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan planner
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
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Baku
— 20 nights

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Ganja — 3 nights

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.
Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring at Lake Goygol. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Maralgol lake, stroll around Khan's Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, and browse the different shops at Ganja Mall.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ganja trip builder.

Baku to Ganja is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Sheki.
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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 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, then admire the striking features of Sheki Karvansaray, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Bio Garden, admire the striking features of Winter Palace, then admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Sheki trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Sheki sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gabala.
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Gabala — 2 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
On the 7th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Gabaland, fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chukhur Gabala, learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, then take an in-depth tour of Gabala Archaeological Center, and finally explore the activities along Nohur Lake.

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You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gobustan.
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Gobustan — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Gobustan State Reserve. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gobustan holiday builder tool.

Drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Gobustan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.
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Baku — 20 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Masazir Lake (in Masazir) and Mardakan Fortress (in Mardakan). Dedicate the 21st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanardag, examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, and delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Baku trip planner.

You can drive from Gobustan to Baku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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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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