60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan attractions planner

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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

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Goygol and St. John's Church. Get some cultural insight at Nizami Ganjavi Museum and Shah Abbas Mosque. 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.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Sheki

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sheki Khans' Palace and Sheki Karvansaray. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of Kish and Zagatala Fortress. Change things up with these side-trips from Sheki: Zagatala (Zagatala City Mosque & Zagatala State Reserve) and Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Sheki Fortress, experience rural life at Bio Garden, admire the striking features of Winter Palace, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sheki journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Sheki, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:

Gabala

— 5 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.
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.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:

Shamakhi

— 5 nights

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

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Gobustan.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:

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).

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:

Baku

— 34 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Baku Old City and Heydar Mosque. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bibi-Heybat Mosque and National Museum of History of Azerbaijan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baku: Mardakan Fortress (in Mardakan), Masazir Lake (in Masazir) and Mosque Mir Movsum Agha (in Shuvelan). Dedicate the 4th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Philharmonic Park, appreciate the history behind Vahid Monument, enjoy breathtaking views from 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.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 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.