9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan planner

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Drive to Ganja International Airport, Fly to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Drive to Milwaukee



— 3 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Gobustan State Reserve and Heydar Aliyev Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Museum of History of Azerbaijan and Bibi-Heybat Mosque. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Girl on Bench, take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, and enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers.

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Milwaukee, USA to Baku is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Milwaukee to Baku. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Milwaukee in April: high temperatures in Baku hover around 61°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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— 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, then admire the striking features of Sheki Karvansaray, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sheki trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Baku to Sheki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. In April in Sheki, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goygol.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
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— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to St. John's Church and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Goygol. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at The Museum of History and Ethnography.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Goygol trip planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Goygol in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goygol

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.