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

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 Flame Towers, Port Baku Mall, CHELEBI Furniture and Décor, and other attractions. On the 27th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally go for a walk through Baku Boulevard. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, make a trip to Mud Volcanoes, then shop like a local 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.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Baku day trip planning app.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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.
You've added Mausoleum of Javad Khan, Lake Goygol, Khan's Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, make a trip to Bottle House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally stroll through Khan's Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ganja road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Baku in December since evenings lows in Ganja dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sheki trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Ganja to Sheki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December in Sheki, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

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.
On the 31st (Fri), hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gabala travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Gabala, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

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 1st (Sat): examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

Plan trip to Shamakhi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Shamakhi are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): pick up some local products at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, then do a tasting at Fireland Vineyards, and then tee off at Dreamland Golf Club.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Baku trip itinerary maker website.

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. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Baku when traveling from Shamakhi in January, with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Outdoors · Wineries · Golf · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

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.