10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive
3
Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive to Ganja International Airport, Fly to Istanbul

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Baku

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Heydar Mosque and National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature. Baku Old City and Ganja Mall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, get a taste of the local shopping with Nizami Street/Torgovaya, and view the masterpieces at Ali Shamsi Studio.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Baku trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Baku is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Baku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Baku sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gobustan.

Things to do in Baku

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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 15th (Sun): make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gobustan travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Baku to Gobustan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): 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. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Aliovsat Sweets House and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sheki trip planner.

You can drive from Gobustan to Sheki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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 18th (Wed), stroll through Maralgol lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

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Getting from Sheki to Ganja by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ganja

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.