8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly to Ganja International Airport, Drive to Ganja
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 4 nights


Ganja — 2 nights

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): identify plant and animal life at Maralgol lake and then identify plant and animal life 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 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. 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.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · 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.
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.
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Baku — 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex and Wine Tours & Tastings. 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. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniature Books, take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, and don't miss a visit to Fountains Square.

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.
Tours · Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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.