9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan travel planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Baku
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Fly to Dammam

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Baku — 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nature & Wildlife Tours. Baku Old City and Alley of Martyrs will appeal to history buffs. Heydar Aliyev Center and Museum of Modern Art will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Nizami Street/Torgovaya, take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, and make a trip to Fountains Square.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku trip planning website.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dammam in February, expect nights in Baku to be little chillier, around 3°C, while days are much colder, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Ganja.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Javad Khan Street and then browse the different shops at Ganja Mall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ganja trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
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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 23rd (Wed): fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort and then do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gabala trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ganja to Gabala by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ganja in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gabala, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Gobustan.
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Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wineries
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Gobustan State Reserve.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gobustan tour planner.

Getting from Gabala to Gobustan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gobustan when traveling from Gabala in February, with lows around 3°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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.
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