7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Gobustan
Drive
2
Astara
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ganja
— 1 night
Drive
4
Zagatala
Drive
5
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
6
Gabala
Drive
7
Ismayilli
Drive
8
Khizi
— 1 night
Drive
9
Khinalig
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10
Baku
— 2 nights
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Gobustan

Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (UNESCO Heritage) covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.
On the 1st (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gobustan trip itinerary builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Gobustan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect nights in Gobustan to be little chillier, around 26°C, while days are cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Astara.
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Astara — 1 night

Astara, also known as Azerbaijani Astara, is a city in and the capital of the Astara Rayon of Azerbaijan. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): make a trip to Yanarbulag Spring.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Astara journey planner.

Getting from Gobustan to Astara by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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.
For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ganja trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Astara to Ganja in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Ganja are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. You'll set off for Zagatala on the 3rd (Sun).
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Zagatala

A tour of Zagatala reveals one of Azerbaijan’s most multicultural corners with historical relics galore and interesting culinary secrets.
On the 3rd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Zagatala City Mosque.

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You can drive from Ganja to Zagatala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Zagatala, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) 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.
To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sheki attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Zagatala to Sheki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Sheki sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Gabala.
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Gabala

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read Gabala trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ismayilli.
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Ismayilli

Take a trip to Ismayilli to discover a region of rolling countryside producing some of Azerbaijan’s best honey, dairy produce, and wine.
For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ismayilli trip planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Ismayilli in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Ismayilli can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 4th (Mon), you're off to Khizi.
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Khizi — 1 night

Khizi's swirling pink mountains are quite simply an extraordinary sight to behold.
For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Khizi itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Ismayilli to Khizi in 3 hours. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel to Khinalig.
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Khinalig

This picturesque village is located at over 2,000 m (6,500 ft) above sea level and it is said to be connected with the story of Noah: according to legend, when Noah saw this high, flat terrain, he dropped anchor and told everyone to leave the Ark.
On the 5th (Tue), examine the collection at Khinalig Village.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Khinalig travel planner.

Traveling by car from Khizi to Khinalig takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Baku.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, and then steep yourself in history at Baku Old City. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Flame Towers, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and then delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Baku sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Khinalig to Baku in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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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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