7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip 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

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 2nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at 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. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, make a trip to Mud Volcanoes, shop like a local with ABAD, then shop like a local with Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with CHELEBI Furniture and Décor.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Baku day trip site.

If you are flying in from Norway, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mausoleum of Javad Khan, Lake Goygol, Khan's Garden, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the striking features of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, make a trip to Bottle House, then stroll around Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally walk around Khan's Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip builder tool.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Ganja sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sheki.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
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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 (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, explore the galleries of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Sheki road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daytime highs in Sheki are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Gabala trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Meyseri Wines. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then learn about winemaking at Meyseri Wines.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Shamakhi day trip planning tool.

Getting from Gabala to Shamakhi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Shamakhi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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. On the 8th (Wed), shop like a local with Yashil (Green) Bazaar, do a tasting at Fireland Vineyards, and then tee off at Dreamland Golf Club.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Baku route planning site.

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Baku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Shamakhi in June since evenings lows in Baku dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) 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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