7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan tour planner

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. On the 16th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally make a trip to Baku Boulevard. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanardag, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, don't miss a visit 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 ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Baku trip planning website.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 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 (Sun), make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the striking features of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, then admire the striking features of Bottle House, then stroll through Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Khan's Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ganja driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sheki trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Ganja to Sheki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 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 (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gabala online journey planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 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. On the 21st (Wed), examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Shamakhi journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Shamakhi takes 1.5 hours. July in Shamakhi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to 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. On the 22nd (Thu), pick up some local products at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, then learn about winemaking at Fireland Vineyards, and then play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Baku road 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. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Shamakhi in July since evenings lows in Baku dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Wineries · Golf · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 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.