9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan tour itinerary planner
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Fly
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Baku
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobustan
— 1 night
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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.
Do your shopping at Nizami Street/Torgovaya and Museum of Modern Art. Escape the urban bustle at Dreamland Golf Club and Yanardag. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, make a trip to Baku Boulevard, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs, and delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Baku trip itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Riyadh to Baku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Riyadh in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Baku: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ganja.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Golf
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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 15th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake and then stroll through Lake Goygol. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Javad Khan Street and then browse the different shops at Ganja Mall.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ganja trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Gabala.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trip
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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 17th (Wed): stroll through Tufandag Winter Summer Resort and then learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gabala journey maker website.

You can drive from Ganja to Gabala in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ganja in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gabala, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gobustan.
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Wineries · Winter Sports · Parks · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gobustan planning site.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gobustan, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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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