7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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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 1st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, then see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then examine the collection 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: make a trip to Yanardag, explore the ancient world of 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 get a taste of the local shopping with CHELEBI Furniture and Décor.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Baku trip itinerary maker app.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In May in Baku, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, admire the striking features of Bottle House, then stroll around Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally stroll around Khan's Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ganja trip planner.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Ganja, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): 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.

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Drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gabala route planning site.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Meyseri Wines. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Shamakhi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Shamakhi takes 1.5 hours. May in Shamakhi sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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 7th (Sat): pick up some local products at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, do a tasting at Fireland Vineyards, and then tee off at Dreamland Golf Club.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Baku trip itinerary 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time 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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