30 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

30 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan route planner
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Gobustan
— 3 nights
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Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 5 nights
Fly
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Baku
— 16 nights
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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, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve, steep yourself in history at Diri Baba Mausoleum, and don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Gobustan itinerary planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Gobustan is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Bangkok to Gobustan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in September, things will get slightly colder in Gobustan: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gabala.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Gabala — 3 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Gabala is known for winter sports, nature, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Gabaland, explore the activities along Nohur Lake, get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, and admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gabala trip builder app.

You can drive from Gobustan to Gabala in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Gabala, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sheki.
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Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Theme Parks
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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.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ilisu Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sheki trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Sheki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Sheki sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Ganja.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Ganja — 5 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.
Ganja is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Goygol, admire the landmark architecture of The Alexander Nevsky Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maralgol lake.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ganja online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Baku.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Baku — 16 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.
Dedicate the 23rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, make a trip to Flame Towers, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanardag.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Ganja to Baku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Baku sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours
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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.
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