31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
Fly to Baku Airport, Train to Gobustan
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Drive
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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
— 15 nights
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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.
Nakhchivan is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Mausoleum of Momine Khatun, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ashab-i Kehf, make a trip to Nakhchivan Khans' Palace, and take an in-depth tour of Open Air Museum.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nakhchivan trip planning tool.

New York City, USA to Nakhchivan is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time is 9 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, expect nights in Nakhchivan to be little chillier, around 67°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 93°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Gobustan.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

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.
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Gobustan State Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gobustan trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Nakhchivan to Gobustan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nakhchivan in July: highs in Gobustan hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

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.
Gabala is known for winter sports, nature, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, examine the collection at Gabala Archaeological Center, explore the activities along Nohur Lake, and learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gabala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gobustan to Gabala takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gabala, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

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.
On the 10th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Bio Garden and then admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Sheki travel route planner.

Getting from Gabala to Sheki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Sheki sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, pause for some serene contemplation at Ganja State Puppet Theatre, browse the different shops at Ganja Mall, and don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July in Ganja, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Baku.

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:

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.
Dedicate the 25th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, examine the collection at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, and take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Baku day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Ganja to Baku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Baku, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 31:

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.