7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Baku
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Ganja
— 1 night
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gabala
— 1 day
Drive
5
Shamakhi
— 1 night
Drive
6
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 day by day itinerary now includes Port Baku Mall, Fireland Vineyards, Dreamland Golf Club, and other attractions you added. On the 12th (Sun), 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, then stop by CHELEBI Furniture and Décor, then buy something for everyone on your list at Port Baku Mall, and finally don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Vahid Monument, pause for some photo ops at Pushkin Statue, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, then take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, then learn about winemaking at Fireland Vineyards, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Baku trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Shopping · Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Mausoleum of Javad Khan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, then admire the striking features of Bottle House, then walk around Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally stroll around Khan's Garden.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ganja tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Baku to Ganja by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

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.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, then take an in-depth tour of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

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Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): gear up at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gabala trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sheki to Gabala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Gabala are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shamakhi trip planning app.

You can drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. In September in Shamakhi, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pick up some local products at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, then learn about winemaking at Fireland Vineyards, and then play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Baku trip itinerary maker tool.

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 September, Baku is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Wineries · Outdoors · Golf · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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.