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.
On the 4th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Monument to Lovers and Cats, play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club, browse the fresh offerings at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, stop by CHELEBI Furniture and Décor, then buy something for everyone on your list at Port Baku Mall, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Vahid Monument, pause for some photo ops at Pushkin Statue, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, then explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, then do a tasting at Fireland Vineyards, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Baku trip maker site.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Ganja.
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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.
On the 6th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the striking features of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House, then stroll around Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally walk around Khan's Garden.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ganja trip itinerary builder tool.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Sheki.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): 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 where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sheki tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Ganja to Sheki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. May in Sheki sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gabala.
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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 8th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gabala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Shamakhi.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Shamakhi online trip planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Shamakhi are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Baku.
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Baku — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): browse the fresh offerings at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, learn about winemaking at Fireland Vineyards, and then tee off at Dreamland Golf Club.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Baku trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Shamakhi to Baku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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