9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly
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Baku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobustan
— 1 night
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Baku

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Miniature Books and Juma Mosque. Explore Baku's surroundings by going to Khizi (Mikayil Mushfig House Museum & Candy Cane Mountains), Beshbarmag Mountain (in Siyazan) and Masazir Lake (in Masazir). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, get a taste of the local shopping with Ali Shamsi Studio, make a trip to Flame Towers, and go for a walk through Baku Boulevard.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Baku day trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Baku to be colder, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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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 12th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ganja State Puppet Theatre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Alexander Nevsky Church, then stroll through Maralgol lake, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Goygol, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah Abbas Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, then don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nizami Ganjavi Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ganja trip planner.

Fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Baku in December, plan for little chillier nights in Ganja, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

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 14th (Tue), experience rural life at Bio Garden, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then get a taste of the local shopping with Aliovsat Sweets House, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sheki sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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 15th (Wed): get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, then get all the equipment you need at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and finally find something for the whole family at Gabaland.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Gabala vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Winter Sports
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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 16th (Thu): make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gobustan trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Gabala to Gobustan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 3°C in Gobustan. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
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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.