15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan travel route planner
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Baku
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gabala
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nakhchivan
— 1 night
Drive
6
Laza
— 1 night
Drive
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Guba
— 1 night
Drive
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Khinalig
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobustan
— 1 night
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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.
Attractions like Heydar Aliyev Center and Baku Old City make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, make a trip to Fountains Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Baku travel planning app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, Baku is little chillier than Dubai - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ganja.
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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 20th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake, and then browse the different shops at Ganja Mall.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ganja attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Sheki.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sheki day trip site.

Drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Gabala.
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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 23rd (Tue): explore the activities along Nohur Lake, admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, then hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and finally get in on the family fun at Gabaland. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center and then steep yourself in history at Chukhur Gabala.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gabala online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sheki to Gabala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sheki in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gabala, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to 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 25th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Open Air Museum, make a trip to Mausoleum of Momine Khatun, and then admire the striking features of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nakhchivan vacation planning site.

Fly from Gabala to Nakhchivan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. August in Nakhchivan sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Laza.
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Laza — 1 night

Laza is a village in the Qusar Rayon of Azerbaijan. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Laza Waterfalls.

You can plan Laza trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Nakhchivan to Laza in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Guba.
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Guba — 1 night

An Unspoiled Nature Region with Preserved Traditions

A gateway into the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Guba is a glorious stretch of countryside and a great destination for lovers of ecotourism and outdoor adventures.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Tengya Alty Gorge, admire the sheer force of Afurja Waterfall, and then walk around Nariman Narimanov Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Guba travel planner.

You can drive from Laza to Guba in an hour. August in Guba sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Khinalig.
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Khinalig — 1 night

This picturesque village is located at over 2,000 m (6,500 ft) above sea level and it is said to be connected with the story of Noah: according to legend, when Noah saw this high, flat terrain, he dropped anchor and told everyone to leave the Ark.
On the 28th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Khinalig Village.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Khinalig travel planning site.

You can drive from Guba to Khinalig in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Gobustan.
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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.
On the 29th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gobustan trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Khinalig to Gobustan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Gobustan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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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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