15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan travel planner
Make it your trip
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Nakhchivan
— 1 night
Fly
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Baku
— 6 nights
Drive
3
Gobustan
— 3 nights
Train
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Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ganja, Fly to Nakhchivan

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Nakhchivan — 1 night

Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Noah’s Mausoleum and then admire the striking features of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Alinja Castle and then stroll through Ashab-i Kehf.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Nakhchivan trip maker.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Nakhchivan. In May in Nakhchivan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Baku.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Baku — 6 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.
Baku is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanardag.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Baku vacation planner.

Getting from Nakhchivan to Baku by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Gobustan.
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Gobustan — 3 nights

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.
Gobustan is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve, make a trip to Mud Volcanoes, and contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gobustan route planner.

Drive from Baku to Gobustan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Gobustan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a train to Ganja.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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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 25th (Wed), explore the activities along Maralgol lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Ganja Mall and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ganja journey planning site.

Traveling by train from Gobustan to Ganja takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sheki.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trip
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): 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, admire the striking features of Winter Palace and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sheki online trip planner.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · 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.
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