7 Days in Azerbaijan: Baku, Ganja & Sheki

7 Days in Azerbaijan: Baku, Ganja & Sheki

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Explore Azerbaijan, The Treasure of the Caucasus in 7 Days

Route & dates

Start: Baku
1
Baku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Ganja
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Gabala
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Shamakhi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Baku
— 1 night
End: Baku

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nights
Baku

Baku
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've added Port Baku Mall, CHELEBI Furniture and Décor, Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, then see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah - Fire Temple, don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes, stop by ABAD, then look for gifts at Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and finally stop by CHELEBI Furniture and Décor.

Plan my day in Baku using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Mud Volcanoes
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Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center
Baku Boulevard
Baku Boulevard

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night
Ganja

Ganja ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mausoleum of Javad Khan, Lake Goygol, Khan's Garden, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the striking features of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, then admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House, then stroll around Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally stroll around Khan's Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ganja trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Ganja sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Goygol
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Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Imamzadeh Mausoleum
Imamzadeh Mausoleum
Heydar Aliyev Park ©
Heydar Aliyev Park

1
night
Sheki

Sheki ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, then take an in-depth tour of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sheki tour site.

Drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums Historic Sites
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Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Church of Kish
Church of Kish
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts ©
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts

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day
Gabala

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
You've now added Vedra Bazaar to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort and then browse the fresh offerings at Vedra Bazaar.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Gabala holiday maker website.

Getting from Sheki to Gabala by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gabala are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Vedra Bazaar ©
Vedra Bazaar

1
night
Shamakhi

Shamakhi
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.
Meyseri Wines has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Shamakhi visit planner.

Drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Meyseri Wines
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Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Meyseri Wines ©
Meyseri Wines

1
night
Baku

Baku ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fireland Vineyards, Dreamland Golf Club and Yashil (Green) Bazaar. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): browse the fresh offerings at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, then do a tasting at Fireland Vineyards, and then tee off at Dreamland Golf Club.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Baku journey app.

You can drive from Shamakhi to Baku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Shamakhi in July since evenings lows in Baku dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Golf Wineries Outdoors

Side Trip

Fireland Vineyards
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Highlights from your plan
Dreamland Golf Club ©
Dreamland Golf Club
Fireland Vineyards ©
Fireland Vineyards

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