7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan sightseeing 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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, make a trip to Mud Volcanoes, then shop like a local with ABAD, then shop like a local with Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and finally shop like a local with CHELEBI Furniture and Décor.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Baku road trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Baku are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

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 list of things to see and do now includes Mausoleum of Javad Khan, Lake Goygol, Khan's Garden, and other attractions. On the 29th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the striking features of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, make a trip to Bottle House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally stroll through Khan's Garden.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ganja road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

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 30th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sheki tour itinerary builder app.

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 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

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 1st (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gabala trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Shamakhi trip planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. In July in Shamakhi, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): pick up some local products at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, learn about winemaking at Fireland Vineyards, and then play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Baku visit website.

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Baku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Wineries · Golf · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

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.