60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

60 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly to Ganja International Airport, Drive to Ganja
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Ganja
— 5 nights
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Sheki
— 5 nights
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Gabala
— 5 nights
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Shamakhi
— 5 nights
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Gobustan
— 5 nights
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Baku
— 34 nights
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Ganja

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Goygol and Imamzadeh Mausoleum. Get some cultural insight at St. John's Church and Nizami Ganjavi Museum. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House, stroll around Heydar Aliyev Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Alexander Nevsky Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip maker site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Ganja is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Stockholm to Ganja due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in June: high temperatures in Ganja hover around 35°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sheki

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sheki Khans' Palace and Zagatala City Mosque. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of Kish and Sheki Fortress. Change things up with these side-trips from Sheki: Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu) and Zagatala (Zagatala Fortress & Zagatala State Reserve). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Karvansaray, and look for gifts at Aliovsat Sweets House.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Sheki trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Gabala

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tufandag Winter Summer Resort and Gabala City Mosque. Get some cultural insight at Chukhur Gabala and Chabiant Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Gabala side-trips: Ivanovka Village (in Ismayilli) and Chotari Albanian-Udi Church (in Nij). There's still lots to do: get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Beauties Waterfall, find something for the whole family at Gabaland, and learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gabala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Gabala, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Shamakhi

— 5 nights

The City of Poets and Former Ancient Capital of the Country

Azerbaijan's former capital surrounded by fine countryside and packed with cultural heritage, Shamakhi is one of Azerbaijan’s most historic cities and the birthplace of legendary Azerbaijani poets Sabir and Nesimi.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Juma Mosque and Basgal Village. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and Chirag Gala Fortress. Venture out of the city with trips to Beshbarmag Mountain (in Siyazan), Khizi (Candy Cane Mountains & Mikayil Mushfig House Museum) and Lahij Central Street (in Lahij). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum and learn about winemaking at Meyseri Wines.

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Traveling by car from Gabala to Shamakhi takes 1.5 hours. In June in Shamakhi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Gobustan.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Gobustan

— 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Gobustan State Reserve and Diri Baba Mausoleum. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gobustan trip tool.

Getting from Shamakhi to Gobustan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Shamakhi in June, Gobustan is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Baku.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums

Baku

— 34 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Baku Old City and Bibi-Heybat Mosque. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Philharmonic Park and Museum of Miniature Books. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baku: Mosque Mir Movsum Agha (in Shuvelan), Masazir Lake (in Masazir) and Mardakan Fortress (in Mardakan). Dedicate the 4th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Juma Mosque, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Baku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gobustan to Baku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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.