30 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

30 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan visit planner

Make it your trip
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Baku Heydar Aliyev
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Baku
— 17 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ganja, Fly to Nakchivan
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Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
Fly

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Baku

— 17 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.
When in Baku, make a side trip to see Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort in Mardakan, approximately Mardakan away. Dedicate the 13th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, make a trip to Baku Boulevard, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanardag, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Baku trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Baku is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Exeter to Baku. In September in Baku, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gobustan.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 18:

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 19th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Diri Baba Mausoleum and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gobustan trip site.

Drive from Baku to Gobustan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Gobustan sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Gabala

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Tue), find something for the whole family at Gabaland, hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, then learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gabala trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Gobustan to Gabala takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gobustan in September since evenings lows in Gabala dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Ganja

— 4 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.
Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring at Lake Goygol. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Maralgol lake, pause for some serene contemplation at Ganja State Puppet Theatre, don't miss a visit to Bottle House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah Abbas Mosque.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ganja attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. September in Ganja sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:

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 27th (Mon): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Karvansaray, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall, then admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace, and finally experience rural life at Bio Garden.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sheki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Sheki, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Nakhchivan

— 2 nights
Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Alinja Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Momine Khatun.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nakhchivan trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sheki to Nakhchivan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sheki in September, you will find days in Nakhchivan are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

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.