16 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

16 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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16 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Qabala
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Baku
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Manama

2
nights
Ganja

Ganja ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Goygol. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Javad Khan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah Abbas Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baghbanlar Mosque, then step into the grandiose world of Handaberd Fortress, and finally stroll through Khan Bagy Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ganja online travel planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Ganja is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Ganja is 1 hour. When traveling from Manama in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Ganja: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sheki.

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Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Shah Abbas Mosque ©
Shah Abbas Mosque
Handaberd Fortress ©
Handaberd Fortress

2
nights
Sheki

Sheki ©
A vacation in Sheki, a small town situated in the foothills of the Greater Caucasus, provides tourists with endless hiking opportunities and views of dramatic snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then contemplate the long history of Sheki Khan's Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sheki trip maker .

Getting from Ganja to Sheki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August in Sheki, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. You will leave for Qabala on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Sheki

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Sheki Khan's Palace ©
Sheki Khan's Palace
Church of Kish ©
Church of Kish
Sheki Fortress ©
Sheki Fortress

4
nights
Qabala

Qabala ©
Archaeological evidence unearthed in the area proves Qabala served as a major center as early as the 4th century BCE.
You've now added Tufandag Winter Summer Tourism Holiday Complex to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Juma Mosque and Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum. Change things up with these side-trips from Qabala: Nariman Narimanov Park (in Qusar) and Ismailly (Culture House Ivanovka & Haji Badal Mosque). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, get your game on at Gabala Shooting Club, get in on the family fun at Gabaland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gabala City New Mosque.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Qabala trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Sheki to Qabala in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Qabala when traveling from Sheki in August, with lows around 20°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Baku.

Things to do in Qabala

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ismailly, Shamakhi, Nariman Narimanov Park
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Yeddi Gozel Waterfall ©
Yeddi Gozel Waterfall
Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque
Gabala Shooting Club ©
Gabala Shooting Club

6
nights
Baku

Baku ©
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
Take a break from the city and head to Yanar Dag and Shikhovo Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center and Azerbaijan Carpet Museum. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Old City Baku, make a trip to Fountain Square, get in on the family fun at Ferris Wheel, and enjoy breathtaking views from Maiden Tower.

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You can drive from Qabala to Baku in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Qabala in August, Baku is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center ©
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center
Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Palace of the Shirvanshahs ©
Palace of the Shirvanshahs

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