7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan 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, CHELEBI Furniture and Décor, Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, then examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes, 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.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Baku trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Georgia, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, then make a trip to Bottle House, then stroll through Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Khan's Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ganja trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. September in Ganja sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

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 8th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sheki online trip maker.

Getting from Ganja to Sheki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

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 9th (Thu): get all the equipment you need at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gabala trip planner.

Drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Gabala sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

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 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then learn about winemaking at Meyseri Wines.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Shamakhi online route planner.

Drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

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 11th (Sat), browse the fresh offerings at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, learn about winemaking at Fireland Vineyards, and then tee off at Dreamland Golf Club.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Baku online holiday planner.

Getting from Shamakhi to Baku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Baku when traveling from Shamakhi in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Wineries · Golf · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

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.