7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan travel 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 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, then see the interesting displays 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 2nd (Tue): 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 get a taste of the local shopping with CHELEBI Furniture and Décor.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Baku trip itinerary maker app.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can 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. On the 3rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, then make a trip to Bottle House, then walk around Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally walk around Khan's Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip site.

Getting from Baku to Ganja by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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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 (Thu): 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 find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sheki holiday planning app.

Drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Sheki, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can 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 (Fri): stroll through Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Gabala road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sheki in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gabala, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Shamakhi.
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Highlights from your trip

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.
Meyseri Wines has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shamakhi trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow 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 7th (Sun), pick up some local products at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, then learn about winemaking at Fireland Vineyards, and then tee off at Dreamland Golf Club.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Baku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Shamakhi in August, Baku is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Wineries · Golf · Outdoors · Shopping
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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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