8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Ganja International Airport, Drive to Ganja
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Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 4 nights
Fly

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Ganja

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maralgol lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Goygol. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah Abbas Mosque, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ganja State Puppet Theatre, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip itinerary site.

Paris, France to Ganja is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Paris to Ganja due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sheki online route planner.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Sheki are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Baku

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex and National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Baku Old City and Ateshgah Fire Temple. Step out of Baku to go to Gobustan and see Gobustan State Reserve, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Dedicate the 9th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniature Books, play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Girl on Bench, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History of Azerbaijan.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Baku travel planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Baku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Baku

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

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.