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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Port Baku Mall, CHELEBI Furniture and Décor, Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and other attractions you added. On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, then see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, delve into the distant past at 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 shop like a local with CHELEBI Furniture and Décor.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Baku road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Baku are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can 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.
You've added Mausoleum of Javad Khan, Lake Goygol, Khan's Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): 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 don't miss a visit to Bottle House, then stroll around Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally walk around Khan's Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ganja trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): 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.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sheki day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Sheki, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) 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 6th (Wed), stroll through Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gabala day trip planning website.

Drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive 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.
Meyseri Wines has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then learn about winemaking at Meyseri Wines.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shamakhi holiday maker app.

You can drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Shamakhi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Baku.
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Baku — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Fireland Vineyards, Dreamland Golf Club and Yashil (Green) Bazaar. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): pick up some local products at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, then learn about winemaking at Fireland Vineyards, and then tee off at Dreamland Golf Club.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Baku road trip planning tool.

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 July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Baku, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) 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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