7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan attractions 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Yanardag, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes, then shop like a local with ABAD, then get a taste of the local shopping with Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with CHELEBI Furniture and Décor.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Baku trip planner.

If you are flying in from South Korea, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In May in Baku, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Mausoleum of Javad Khan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Bottle House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Khan's Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ganja trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Ganja sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sheki trip planner.

Getting from Ganja to Sheki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To find out how to plan a trip to Gabala, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Gabala are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Shamakhi tour itinerary 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 17th (Mon) 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

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Yashil (Green) Bazaar, learn about winemaking at Fireland Vineyards, and then tee off at Dreamland Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Baku journey builder.

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 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Wineries · Golf · Outdoors · 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.