31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip builder

Make it your trip
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Baku
— 11 nights
Drive
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Lankaran
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zagatala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 6 nights
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Baku

— 11 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baku: Gobustan (Gobustan State Reserve & Mud Volcanoes). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, make a trip to Fountains Square, contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, and take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Baku road trip planning site.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Baku is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Colombo to Baku due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Colombo in September: high temperatures in Baku hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Lankaran.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 19:

Lankaran

— 5 nights

Lush Landscapes and Intriguing Culture

Known for its awesome nature and unmissable cuisine, Lankaran can also inspire with its varied scenes of culture and traditions.
Explore Lankaran's surroundings by going to Astara (Hirkan National Park & Yanarbulag Spring) and Lerik (Museum of Longevity & Ozobijon Waterfall). Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Gizil-Agach State Reserve. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Khanbulanchay Reservoir, get engrossed in the history at Khan's House, and enjoy the sea views from Mayak (Lighthouse).

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Lankaran online attractions planner.

Getting from Baku to Lankaran by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Lankaran

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:

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.
When in Gabala, make a side trip to see Chotari Albanian-Udi Church in Nij, approximately Nij away. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, find something for the whole family at Gabaland, ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and see the interesting displays at Gabala Archaeological Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Gabala trip builder site.

Getting from Lankaran to Gabala by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Gabala sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Historic Sites · Wineries · Theme Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Sheki

— 3 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.
When in Sheki, make a side trip to see Ilisu Waterfall in Ilisu, approximately Ilisu away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, and don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Sheki trip planner.

Drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Sheki, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zagatala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

Zagatala

— 2 nights

Charming Churches and Diverse People

A tour of Zagatala reveals one of Azerbaijan’s most multicultural corners with historical relics galore and interesting culinary secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the striking features of Zagatala Fortress and then pause for some serene contemplation at Zagatala City Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Zagatala State Reserve.

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Getting from Sheki to Zagatala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Zagatala

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Ganja

— 6 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: explore the activities along Lake Goygol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maralgol lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ganja State Puppet Theatre, and don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip planner.

Drive from Zagatala to Ganja in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 8:

Azerbaijan travel guide

4.2
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.

Shaki-Zagatala Region travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Churches · Cross-country Ski Areas