7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan travel route 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

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. On the 26th (Fri), 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 don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes, get a taste of the local shopping with ABAD, then get a taste of the local shopping with Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and finally shop like a local with CHELEBI Furniture and Décor.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Baku trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly to Ganja.
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Ganja — 1 night

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. On the 28th (Sun), 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 don't miss a visit to Bottle House, then walk around Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally walk around Khan's Garden.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ganja holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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.
On the 29th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sheki driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Sheki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gabala.
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Gabala — 1 day

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
On the 30th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gabala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sheki in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Gabala. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shamakhi.
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Shamakhi — 1 night

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.
You've now added Meyseri Wines to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then learn about winemaking at Meyseri Wines.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Shamakhi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Baku.
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Baku — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Fireland Vineyards, Dreamland Golf Club and Yashil (Green) Bazaar. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): browse the fresh offerings at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, do a tasting at Fireland Vineyards, and then tee off at Dreamland Golf Club.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Baku online trip planner.

You can drive from Shamakhi to Baku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Shamakhi in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Baku. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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