8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip itinerary maker

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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
— 2 nights

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Baku

— 2 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

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 18th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, then 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, make a trip to Mud Volcanoes, get a taste of the local shopping with ABAD, then shop like a local with Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with CHELEBI Furniture and Décor.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Baku tour itinerary app.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Ganja

— 1 night

A Young Spirit Located in an Ancient Land

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.
Lake Goygol has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Goygol.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ganja sightseeing app.

Fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Ganja, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Sheki

— 1 night

Azerbaijan's True Historical Gem

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 21st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere 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.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sheki tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Sheki sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:

Gabala

— 1 day

Enjoy the Rustic Resorts and Relax in Healing Spas

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
On the 22nd (Tue), gear up at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gabala vacation maker site.

Getting from Sheki to Gabala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Gabala, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

Shamakhi

— 1 night

The City of Poets and Former Ancient Capital of the Country

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 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shamakhi trip tool.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Shamakhi takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Shamakhi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

Baku

— 2 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

Your day by day itinerary now includes Fireland Vineyards as well as Yashil (Green) Bazaar. On the 24th (Thu), browse the fresh offerings at Yashil (Green) Bazaar and then do a tasting at Fireland Vineyards.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Baku trip planning site.

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. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Baku when traveling from Shamakhi in June, with lows around 22°C. On the 25th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Baku

Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

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.