7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan holiday 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): don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanardag, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, make a trip to Mud Volcanoes, get a taste of the local shopping 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.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Baku visit website.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Baku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Mausoleum of Javad Khan, Lake Goygol, Khan's Garden, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, then admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Khan's Garden.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Ganja trip builder.

Fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Baku in December, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Ganja. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sheki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites
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): hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gabala trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
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.
Meyseri Wines has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then learn about winemaking at Meyseri Wines.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Shamakhi trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Shamakhi can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Baku.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

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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. Start off your visit 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.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Baku journey builder app.

Getting from Shamakhi to Baku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Baku when traveling from Shamakhi in December, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Golf · Outdoors · Wineries · 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.