7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip itinerary planner
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Baku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ganja
— 1 night
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 day
Drive
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Shamakhi
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 1 night

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Baku — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, then examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, make a trip to Mud Volcanoes, then get a taste of the local shopping with ABAD, then get a taste of the local shopping with Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with CHELEBI Furniture and Décor.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Baku holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Kuwait, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. April in Baku sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Ganja.
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Ganja — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, make a trip to Mausoleum of Javad Khan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Bottle House, then stroll around Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally stroll around Khan's Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ganja day trip site.

Fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sheki.
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Sheki — 1 night

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 30th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sheki online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Sheki, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gabala.
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Gabala — 1 day

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gabala trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shamakhi.
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Shamakhi — 1 night

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 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then learn about winemaking at Meyseri Wines.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shamakhi trip builder site.

Drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Shamakhi can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Baku.
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Baku — 1 night

On the 3rd (Tue), shop like a local with Yashil (Green) Bazaar, then learn about winemaking at Fireland Vineyards, and then play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Baku trip site.

You can drive from Shamakhi to Baku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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