9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan vacation planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Baku
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
5
Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Fly to Berlin

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Heydar Mosque and National Museum of History of Azerbaijan. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque, browse the different shops at Park Bulvar Baku, stroll through Philharmonic Park, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniature Books.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Baku day trip app.

Berlin, Germany to Baku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ganja.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Side Trip
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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 8th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Nizami Ganjavi Museum and then don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake and then explore the striking landscape of Lake Goygol.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ganja online trip maker.

Getting from Baku to Ganja by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Sheki.
Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums
Side Trip
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Sheki — 2 nights

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 10th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, and then don't miss a visit to Sheki Karvansaray.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sheki online visit planner.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gabala.
Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
On the 12th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then find something for the whole family at Gabaland.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gabala online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gobustan.
Parks · Winter Sports · Nature · Outdoors
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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 13th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gobustan online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Gabala to Gobustan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gobustan when traveling from Gabala in July, with lows around 26°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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.