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 day by day itinerary now includes Mud Volcanoes, Yanardag, ABAD, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally go for a walk through Baku Boulevard. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, make a trip to Yanardag, 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 shop like a local with CHELEBI Furniture and Décor.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Baku trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Baku. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Ganja.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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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 list of things to see and do now includes Mausoleum of Javad Khan, Lake Goygol, Khan's Garden, and other attractions. On the 15th (Sun), make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the striking features of 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 stroll through Khan's Garden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ganja trip planner.

Getting from Baku to Ganja by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Sheki.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trip
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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 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sheki trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to 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 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gabala.
Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gabala trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shamakhi.
Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
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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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then learn about winemaking at Meyseri Wines.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Shamakhi attractions website.

Getting from Gabala to Shamakhi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Shamakhi can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Baku.
Museums · Wineries
Side Trip
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Baku — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Yashil (Green) Bazaar. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): shop like a local with Yashil (Green) Bazaar.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Baku trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Baku takes 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 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Shopping
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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.