7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
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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

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Port Baku Mall, CHELEBI Furniture and Décor, Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, then see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally go for a walk through Baku Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes, then shop like a local with ABAD, then get a taste of the local shopping with Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and finally shop like a local with CHELEBI Furniture and Décor.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Baku trip builder app.

If you are flying in from Qatar, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Ganja

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mausoleum of Javad Khan, Lake Goygol, Khan's Garden, and other attractions you added. On the 18th (Sat), make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, then admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House, then stroll through Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Khan's Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ganja trip site.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Baku in December, plan for little chillier nights in Ganja, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

Sheki

— 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sheki tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Sheki sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

Gabala

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gabala online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Shamakhi

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Meyseri Wines. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shamakhi tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Shamakhi are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Baku

— 1 night

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

Your day by day itinerary now includes Fireland Vineyards, Dreamland Golf Club and Yashil (Green) Bazaar. On the 22nd (Wed), 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 find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Baku trip planner.

Getting from Shamakhi to Baku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Shamakhi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Baku, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Outdoors · Wineries · Golf · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

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.