7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan visit 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.
You've added Port Baku Mall, CHELEBI Furniture and Décor, Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, then examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally go for a walk through Baku Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, make a trip to Mud Volcanoes, get a taste of the local shopping with ABAD, then shop like a local with Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and finally shop like a local with CHELEBI Furniture and Décor.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Baku online road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

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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 Mausoleum of Javad Khan, Lake Goygol, Khan's Garden, and other attractions you added. On the 9th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Mausoleum of Javad Khan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Khan's Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

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 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sheki tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Sheki, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

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.
On the 11th (Tue), glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gabala online itinerary planner.

Getting from Sheki to Gabala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
Meyseri Wines has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Shamakhi attractions planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. In May in Shamakhi, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (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, Dreamland Golf Club and Yashil (Green) Bazaar. On the 13th (Thu), browse the fresh offerings at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, then learn about winemaking at Fireland Vineyards, and then play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Baku trip planner.

You can drive from Shamakhi to Baku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Golf · Outdoors · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

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.