9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive to Ganja International Airport, Fly to Tbilisi

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Baku

— 1 night

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 12th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniature Books, and then make a trip to Baku Old City. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum and then examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku online trip itinerary maker.

Kuwait City, Kuwait 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. While traveling from Kuwait City, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Baku, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums
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Gabala

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort and then do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gabala day trip planner.

Getting from Baku to Gabala by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Gabala are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Sheki

— 2 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sheki Khans' Palace and Church of Kish are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Zagatala City Mosque in Zagatala (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Sheki Fortress, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, and shop like a local with Aliovsat Sweets House.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sheki trip planner.

Drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Sheki sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Ganja Mall and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah Abbas Mosque.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ganja travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

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.