7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip itinerary planner

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Baku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ganja
— 1 night
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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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.
You've added Port Baku Mall, Fireland Vineyards, Dreamland Golf Club, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, take in the spiritual surroundings of Heydar Mosque, learn about winemaking at Fireland Vineyards, then play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Nizami Ganjavi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Stone Chronicle Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Baku Boulevard, browse the fresh offerings at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, shop like a local with CHELEBI Furniture and Décor, then browse the different shops at Port Baku Mall, then get a taste of the local shopping with Museum of Modern Art, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Saviour.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Baku road trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Baku are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

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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 now added Lake Goygol to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the striking features of Bottle House and then explore the activities along Lake Goygol.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Ganja are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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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 22nd (Tue), admire the striking features of Sheki Karvansaray, browse the exhibits of Sheki Khans' Palace, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, then admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Aliovsat Sweets House.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sheki travel planner.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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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 23rd (Wed): explore the activities along Nohur Lake, ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gabala vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Gabala are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Winter Sports · Nature · Outdoors
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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.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shamakhi trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Shamakhi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

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Baku

— 1 night

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

Your day by day itinerary now includes Fireland Vineyards, Yashil (Green) Bazaar and CHELEBI Furniture and Décor. On the 24th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Baku Railway Station and then browse the fresh offerings at Yashil (Green) Bazaar.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Baku day trip planning app.

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 June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Baku, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:

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.