7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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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 10th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Monument to Lovers and Cats, tee off at Dreamland Golf Club, pick up some local products at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, then get a taste of the local shopping with CHELEBI Furniture and Décor, then browse the different shops at Port Baku Mall, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard. Here are some ideas for day two: 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 make a trip to Yanardag, then do a tasting at Fireland Vineyards, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Heydar Mosque.

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If you are flying in from Kuwait, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly 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 12th (Thu), 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, then admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House, then walk around Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally walk around Khan's Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ganja road trip planning site.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) 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 13th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sheki day trip app.

Drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Sheki sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gabala driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough 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.
On the 15th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then learn about winemaking at Meyseri Wines.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Shamakhi driving holiday planner.

Drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Shamakhi can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.
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Baku — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): shop like a local with Yashil (Green) Bazaar, then do a tasting at Fireland Vineyards, and then play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Baku journey planner.

You can drive from Shamakhi to Baku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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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