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

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, CHELEBI Furniture and Décor, Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, explore the ancient world of 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.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Baku driving holiday 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 7th (Sun) to allow time 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.
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 (Sun): don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the striking features of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, admire the striking features of Bottle House, then walk around Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally stroll around Khan's Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ganja trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (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 8th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sheki trip planning app.

Getting from Ganja to Sheki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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 9th (Tue), hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gabala travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Gabala when traveling from Sheki in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Meyseri Wines. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Shamakhi journey tool.

You can drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Shamakhi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time 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. On the 11th (Thu), pick up some local products at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, then do a tasting at Fireland Vineyards, and then tee off at Dreamland Golf Club.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Baku vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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, Baku is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to 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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