32 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

32 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Khizi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shamakhi
— 1 night
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Ganja
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
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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.
Gobustan is known for museums and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve, contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum, and don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gobustan journey planner.

Doha, Qatar to Gobustan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Doha to Gobustan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in July, you will find days in Gobustan are cooler (36°C), and nights are slightly colder (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Khizi.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Khizi

— 2 nights

The City of Calm Seas and Multi-Colored Mountains

Khizi's swirling pink mountains are quite simply an extraordinary sight to behold.
On the 23rd (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Beshbarmag Mountain and then take in the awesome beauty at Candy Cane Mountains. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Mikayil Mushfig House Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Chirag Gala Fortress.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Khizi driving holiday app.

Getting from Gobustan to Khizi by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Khizi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Shamakhi

— 1 night

The City of Poets and Former Ancient Capital of the Country

Azerbaijan's former capital surrounded by fine countryside and packed with cultural heritage, Shamakhi is one of Azerbaijan’s most historic cities and the birthplace of legendary Azerbaijani poets Sabir and Nesimi.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Shamakhi trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Khizi to Shamakhi takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Shamakhi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Ganja.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
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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: explore the activities along Lake Goygol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maralgol lake, buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall, and make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Ganja trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Shamakhi to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Traveling from Shamakhi in July, Ganja is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:

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 31st (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Ilisu Waterfall and then relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sheki journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

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: glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, and find something for the whole family at Gabaland.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gabala trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Gabala when traveling from Sheki in August, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the striking features of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace and then make a trip to Mausoleum of Momine Khatun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Ashab-i Kehf and then steep yourself in history at Alinja Castle.

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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 August, daily temperatures in Nakhchivan can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Baku.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Baku

— 14 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 13th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, make a trip to Fountains Square, and take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard.

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Traveling by flight from Nakhchivan to Baku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Nakhchivan in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Baku, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 20:

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.