7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): appreciate the history behind Monument to Lovers and Cats, play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club, pick up some local products at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, then stop by CHELEBI Furniture and Décor, then browse the different shops at Port Baku Mall, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Vahid Monument, pause for some photo ops at Pushkin Statue, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, then take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, then learn about winemaking at Fireland Vineyards, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Baku journey planning site.

If you are flying in from Oman, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In August in Baku, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the striking features of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, admire the striking features of Bottle House, then walk around Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally walk around Khan's Garden.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ganja planner.

Getting from Baku to Ganja by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sheki trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August in Sheki, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough 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.
On the 5th (Fri), hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gabala travel planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sheki in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gabala, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) 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.
On the 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then learn about winemaking at Meyseri Wines.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Shamakhi trip planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. August in Shamakhi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.
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Baku — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pick up some local products at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, do a tasting at Fireland Vineyards, and then play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Baku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Baku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Shamakhi in August since evenings lows in Baku dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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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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