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 30th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, then 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, make a trip to Mud Volcanoes, shop like a local with ABAD, then shop like a local with Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with CHELEBI Furniture and Décor.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Baku trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Baku are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mausoleum of Javad Khan, Lake Goygol, Khan's Garden, and other attractions you added. On the 1st (Mon), make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, make a trip to Mausoleum of Javad Khan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, admire the striking features of Bottle House, then stroll through Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally stroll through Khan's Garden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ganja journey planner.

Fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Baku in November, Ganja is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

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 2nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sheki vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

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 3rd (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gabala itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Gabala are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:

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. On the 4th (Thu), examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Shamakhi road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Shamakhi takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:

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 5th (Fri), pick up some local products at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, do a tasting at Fireland Vineyards, and then tee off at Dreamland Golf Club.

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You can drive from Shamakhi to Baku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Shamakhi in November, Baku is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Wineries · Golf · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:

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.