15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 1 night
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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.
Family-friendly places like Baku Old City and Baku Boulevard will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, don't miss a visit to Fountains Square, take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan.

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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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in July: high temperatures in Baku hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks
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Ganja

— 3 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.
Ganja is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, stroll through Maralgol lake, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

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Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Ganja sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

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 25th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then contemplate the long history of Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace, then admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Karvansaray, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sheki vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gabala City Mosque, find something for the whole family at Gabaland, and then ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chotari Albanian-Udi Church, see the interesting displays at Gabala Archaeological Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gabala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

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.
On the 29th (Thu), get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gobustan travel route app.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Gobustan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Gabala in July since evenings lows in Gobustan dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

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.