7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary
7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Taxi to Ganja, Fly to Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
Sun, Sep 8 - Sat, Sep 14
Baku — 3 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.You've added Gobustan State Reserve, YARAT Contemporary Art Space, TES Tour, and other attractions to your itinerary.
To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Baku online trip planner.
Athens, Greece to Baku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.Your day by day itinerary now includes Imamzadeh Mausoleum as well as Sheki Khans' Palace. On the 12th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum and then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sheki vacation planner.
Traveling by car from Baku to Sheki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Baku in September since evenings lows in Sheki dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nakhchivan.
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Nakhchivan — 2 nights
Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.Your day by day itinerary now includes Mausoleum of Momine Khatun as well as Alinja Castle. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Alinja Castle and then contemplate the long history of Mausoleum of Momine Khatun.
For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nakhchivan journey builder site.
Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sheki to Nakhchivan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sheki in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nakhchivan: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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Azerbaijan travel guide
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.