7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan holiday 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
4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Port Baku Mall, CHELEBI Furniture and Décor, Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally make a trip to Baku Boulevard. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at 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.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Baku trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

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.
You've added Mausoleum of Javad Khan, Lake Goygol, Khan's Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sun), make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, then 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 where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ganja online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Baku in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Ganja. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, then explore the galleries of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Sheki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

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 30th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gabala trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Shamakhi trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Shamakhi takes 1.5 hours. In November in Shamakhi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

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 2nd (Thu), browse the fresh offerings at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, learn about winemaking at Fireland Vineyards, and then tee off at Dreamland Golf Club.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Baku itinerary builder tool.

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. Traveling from Shamakhi in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 3°C in Baku. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Wineries · Golf · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

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.