9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan tour itinerary planner

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Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Ganja
— 2 nights
Fly
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Baku
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gobustan online driving holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Gobustan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, Gobustan is a bit cooler than Dubai - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Seven Beauties Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gabala route website.

You can drive from Gobustan to Gabala in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gabala, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Sheki

— 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.
On the 17th (Tue), admire the striking features of Sheki Karvansaray, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, and then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Sheki online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Sheki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gabala in August, Sheki is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Ganja

— 2 nights

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 18th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ganja State Puppet Theatre, then take an in-depth tour of Nizami Ganjavi Museum, and then browse the different shops at Ganja Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of History and Ethnography and then learn about winemaking at Sharg Ulduzu Wines.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ganja driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Ganja are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Baku.

Things to do in Ganja

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Baku

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, then examine the collection at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, then browse the different shops at Ganja Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Heydar Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Girl on Bench, take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Juma Mosque, and finally play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Baku driving holiday planner.

Fly from Ganja to Baku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Baku are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

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.