8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Baku
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
5
Gobustan
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dreamland Golf Club and Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex. Bring the kids along to Spas & Wellness and National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Philharmonic Park, examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, browse the different shops at Ganja Mall, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Baku travel website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai in March, things will get much colder in Baku: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ganja.
Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

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 28th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Goygol. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum and then take an in-depth tour of Nizami Ganjavi Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ganja route planner.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Ganja sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sheki.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

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 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sheki visit planning website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gabala.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:

Gabala — 1 night

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): find something for the whole family at Gabaland and then ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gabala online road trip planner.

Drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Gobustan.
Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 30 — 31:

Gobustan — 1 night

Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (UNESCO Heritage) covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gobustan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Gobustan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:

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.