8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip itinerary planner

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Fly
1
Baku
Drive
2
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ganja
— 1 night
Drive
5
Baku
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Laza
— 1 night
Drive
7
Khinalig
— 1 day
Drive
8
Baku
— 1 night
Fly

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Baku

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.
For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Baku trip website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in October: high temperatures in Baku hover around 21°C and lows are around 14°C. On the 15th (Fri), you're off to Gabala.

Things to do in Baku

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

Gabala

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, Nohur Lake and Yeddi Gozel Waterfall. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, explore the activities along Nohur Lake, and then glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gabala trip planning app.

Drive from Baku to Gabala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Baku in October, Gabala is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Church of Kish, Sheki Karvansaray and Sheki Khans' Palace. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the galleries of Sheki Khans' Palace, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Karvansaray, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

Start your trip to Sheki by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:

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.
You've added Maralgol lake, Lake Goygol, Bottle House, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Khan's Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House, then take a peaceful walk through Lake Goygol, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake.

Before you visit Ganja, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Baku.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

Baku

— 2 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

On the 19th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, and then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Baku day trip website.

You can fly from Ganja to Baku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Laza.

Things to do in Baku

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

Laza

— 1 night
Laza is a village in the Qusar Rayon of Azerbaijan. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Laza Waterfalls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Laza road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Baku to Laza takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Khinalig.

Things to do in Laza

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Khinalig

— 1 day
This picturesque village is located at over 2,000 m (6,500 ft) above sea level and it is said to be connected with the story of Noah: according to legend, when Noah saw this high, flat terrain, he dropped anchor and told everyone to leave the Ark.
On the 21st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Khinalig Village.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Khinalig planning app.

Drive from Laza to Khinalig in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Baku.

Things to do in Khinalig

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Baku

— 1 night

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

On the 22nd (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard and then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Baku trip planner.

Drive from Khinalig to Baku in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

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.