7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan tour 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.
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 8th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally go for a walk through Baku Boulevard. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, make a trip to Mud Volcanoes, then 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.

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If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Ganja.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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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 10th (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, then make a trip to Bottle House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally stroll through Khan's Garden.

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You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trip
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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 11th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, steep yourself in history at Sheki Khans' Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

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You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. July in Sheki sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gabala.
Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

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Getting from Sheki to Gabala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Gabala sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Shamakhi.
Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
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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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

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Getting from Gabala to Shamakhi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.
Museums · Wineries
Side Trip
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Baku — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Fireland Vineyards, Dreamland Golf Club and Yashil (Green) Bazaar. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): shop like a local with Yashil (Green) Bazaar, then do a tasting at Fireland Vineyards, and then play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Baku trip planner.

You can drive from Shamakhi to Baku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Baku when traveling from Shamakhi in July, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Wineries · Golf · Shopping
Side Trip
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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.