34 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

34 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Baku
— 21 nights
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
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Ganja
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 3 nights
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shamakhi
— 1 night
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Baku

— 21 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baku: Mosque Mir Movsum Agha (in Shuvelan), Masazir Lake (in Masazir) and Mardakan (Mardakan Fortress & Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort). Dedicate the 4th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, make a trip to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, and steep yourself in history at Baku Old City.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Baku trip builder.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Baku. In August in Baku, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gobustan.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 18:

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 19th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gobustan trip tool.

Getting from Baku to Gobustan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. September in Gobustan sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Ganja.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Ganja

— 4 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.
Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring at Lake Goygol. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah Abbas Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Alexander Nevsky Church, and stroll around Khan's Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ganja trip planner.

Traveling by train from Gobustan to Ganja takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu) and Zagatala (Zagatala Fortress & Zagatala City Mosque). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sheki Khans' Palace, make a trip to Sheki Karvansaray, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sheki online trip planner.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Sheki are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Gabala

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Gabaland, then gear up at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center, learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gabala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Gabala, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

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 30th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum and then examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory.

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

Drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. In September in Shamakhi, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

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.