60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly to Ganja International Airport, Drive to Ganja
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Ganja
— 5 nights
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Sheki
— 5 nights
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Gabala
— 5 nights
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Shamakhi
— 5 nights
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Gobustan
— 5 nights
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Baku
— 34 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Goygol and Imamzadeh Mausoleum. Get some cultural insight at St. John's Church and Nizami Ganjavi Museum. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Heydar Aliyev Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip maker site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Ganja is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Stockholm to Ganja due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in June: high temperatures in Ganja hover around 35°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sheki.
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Sheki — 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sheki Khans' Palace and Zagatala City Mosque. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of Kish and Winter Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Sheki: Zagatala (Zagatala Fortress & Zagatala State Reserve) and Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Sheki Fortress, relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Karvansaray, and shop like a local with Aliovsat Sweets House.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Sheki trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gabala.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Gabala — 5 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tufandag Winter Summer Resort and Chotari Albanian-Udi Church. Get some cultural insight at Chukhur Gabala and Gabala Archaeological Center. Get out of town with these interesting Gabala side-trips: Ismayilli (Ivanovka Village & Chabiant Winery). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque, take in the dramatic scenery at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, and find something for the whole family at Gabaland.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gabala trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Shamakhi.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries
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Shamakhi — 5 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Juma Mosque and Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum and Chirag Gala Fortress. Venture out of the city with trips to Basgal Village (in Sileyli), Beshbarmag Mountain (in Siyazan) and Khizi (Candy Cane Mountains & Mikayil Mushfig House Museum). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Meyseri Wines and get to know the fascinating history of Lahij Central Street.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Shamakhi tour planning website.

Getting from Gabala to Shamakhi by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Shamakhi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a train to Gobustan.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Gobustan — 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Gobustan State Reserve and Diri Baba Mausoleum. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gobustan trip tool.

Getting from Shamakhi to Gobustan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Shamakhi in June, Gobustan is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. You will leave for Baku on the 26th (Sat).
Historic Sites · Museums
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Baku — 34 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Baku Old City and National Museum of History of Azerbaijan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bibi-Heybat Mosque and Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baku: Mosque Mir Movsum Agha (in Shuvelan), Mardakan Fortress (in Mardakan) and Masazir Lake (in Masazir). Dedicate the 4th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Heydar Mosque, appreciate the history behind Monument to Richard Sorge, make a trip to Flame Towers, and play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Baku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gobustan to Baku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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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.