31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan journey planner
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
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Ganja
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nakhchivan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Baku
— 14 nights
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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.
On the 2nd (Mon), make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Diri Baba Mausoleum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gobustan online tour itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Gobustan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In May, Gobustan is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Ganja.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Get outdoors at Lake Goygol and Maralgol lake. Shop till you drop at Ganja Mall and Javad Khan Street. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ganja trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Gobustan to Ganja takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Sheki.
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Nature · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife
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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 9th (Mon), make a trip to Sheki Fortress and then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sheki online journey planner.

Drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 10th (Tue), 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 — 4 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Savalan ASPI Winery and Gabala Archaeological Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Gabala, make a side trip to see Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory in Shamakhi, approximately Shamakhi away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gabala itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Nakhchivan.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Winter Sports · Wineries
Side Trip
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Nakhchivan — 3 nights

Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mausoleum of Momine Khatun and Alinja Castle. Step out of Nakhchivan with an excursion to Shahbuz National Reserve in Shahbuz--about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Open Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nakhchivan trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Gabala to Nakhchivan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In May in Nakhchivan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Baku.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
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Baku — 14 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.
Head to Nizami Street/Torgovaya and Museum of Modern Artfor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Baku Old City and Alley of Martyrs. Dedicate the 22nd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, take in the exciting artwork at Ali Shamsi Studio, take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, and delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Baku vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Nakhchivan to Baku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Baku are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · 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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