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

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 Fireland Vineyards, Yashil (Green) Bazaar, CHELEBI Furniture and Décor, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Monument to Lovers and Cats, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, appreciate the history behind Sabir Park, then explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, and finally do a tasting at Fireland Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard, browse the different shops at Park Bulvar Baku, then learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve, then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes, and finally make a trip to Bibi-Heybat Mosque.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Baku trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Shopping · Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 Lake Goygol as well as Khan's Garden. On the 20th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khan's Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ganja driving holiday tool.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Ganja are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
On the 21st (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Aliovsat Sweets House.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Sheki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Sheki, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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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 22nd (Tue): explore the activities along Nohur Lake, ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then explore the activities along Yeddi Gozel Waterfall.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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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.
You've now added Meyseri Wines to your itinerary.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shamakhi trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Shamakhi takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Shamakhi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car 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, Yashil (Green) Bazaar and CHELEBI Furniture and Décor. On the 23rd (Wed), admire the striking features of Baku Railway Station and then pick up some local products at Yashil (Green) Bazaar.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Baku route maker 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 somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Shamakhi in June since evenings lows in Baku dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.