8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan holiday maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 1 night
Drive
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Guba
— 1 night
Drive
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Shamakhi
— 1 night
Drive
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Ismayilli
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Goygol
— 1 night
Drive
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Ganja
Drive
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Lankaran
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobustan
— 1 night
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Baku

— 1 night

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.
Nature & Wildlife Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 10th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Nizami Street/Torgovaya and then make a trip to Baku Old City.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Baku online day trip planner.

Muscat, Oman to Baku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Muscat in February; daily highs in Baku reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Guba.

Things to do in Baku

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Guba

— 1 night

An Unspoiled Nature Region with Preserved Traditions

A gateway into the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Guba is a glorious stretch of countryside and a great destination for lovers of ecotourism and outdoor adventures.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shahdag Mountain Resort. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): hit the slopes at Shahdag Mountain Resort and then admire the sheer force of Afurja Waterfall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Guba itinerary maker app.

Drive from Baku to Guba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Baku in February, expect slightly colder with lows of -1°C in Guba. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Guba

Parks · Winter Sports · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Shamakhi itinerary planner.

Getting from Guba to Shamakhi by car takes about 4 hours. February in Shamakhi sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Ismayilli.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites
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Ismayilli

A Place to Enjoy Ancient Crafts and Delightful Food & Wine

Take a trip to Ismayilli to discover a region of rolling countryside producing some of Azerbaijan’s best honey, dairy produce, and wine.
To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ismayilli trip tool.

You can drive from Shamakhi to Ismayilli in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. You will leave for Gabala on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Ismayilli

Wineries
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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.
On the 14th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gabala trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ismayilli to Gabala in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Goygol.

Things to do in Gabala

Wineries
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Goygol

— 1 night

Luscious Lakes Sculpted by Nature and a German Spirit

Located in the western part of Azerbaijan, Goygol and its surrounding countryside remain one of the most picturesque regions in the country.
To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Goygol travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Goygol takes 2.5 hours. On the 15th (Tue), you're off to Ganja.

Things to do in Goygol

Historic Sites
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Ganja

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.
On the 15th (Tue), browse the different shops at Ganja Mall.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ganja trip planner.

Ganja is just a short distance from Goygol. In February in Ganja, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lankaran.

Things to do in Ganja

Shopping
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Lankaran

— 1 night

Lush Landscapes and Intriguing Culture

Known for its awesome nature and unmissable cuisine, Lankaran can also inspire with its varied scenes of culture and traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the activities along Khanbulanchay Reservoir.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lankaran travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Lankaran takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Gobustan.

Things to do in Lankaran

Nature · Parks
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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.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gobustan online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lankaran to Gobustan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Azerbaijan travel guide

4.2
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.

Shaki-Zagatala Region travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Churches · Cross-country Ski Areas

Ganja-Gazakh Region travel guide

4.2
Bodies of Water · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks