8 days in Baku, Ganja & Sheki Itinerary

8 days in Baku, Ganja & Sheki Itinerary

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Baku
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Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 2 nights

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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.
Step out of Baku to go to Gobustan and see Gobustan State Reserve, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Baku Old City, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Girl on Bench, and see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Baku trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In April in Baku, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Ganja.
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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.
On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ganja online road trip planner.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sheki.
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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.
On the 14th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sheki trip itinerary site.

Getting from Ganja to Sheki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April in Sheki, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Baku.
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Baku — 2 nights

On the 15th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs and then explore the striking landscape at Yanardag.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Baku trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Baku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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