8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Start: Baku
1
Baku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Guba
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Khinalig
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
4
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Ganja
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Baku

4
nights
Baku

Baku ©
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 City Walls and Dreamland Golf Club. Museum-lovers will appreciate Miniature Books and Workshop Ali Shamsi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baku: Pirsagi Beach (in Pirsagi) and Juma Mosque (in Shamakhi). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the local landmark of Philharmonic Fountain Park, and walk around Dagustu Park (Upland Park).

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Baku route planning site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Quba.

Things to do in Baku

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pirsagi Beach, Juma Mosque
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Baku Museum of Miniature Books ©
Baku Museum of Miniature Books
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque

1
day
Guba

Guba ©
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 21st (Mon): stroll around Nariman Narimanov Park, explore the galleries of The Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tengya Alty Gorge.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Quba trip planner .

You can drive from Baku to Quba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Baku in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 48°F in Quba. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Khinalug.

Things to do in Guba

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Nariman Narimanov Park
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Nariman Narimanov Park ©
Nariman Narimanov Park
Tengya Alty Gorge ©
Tengya Alty Gorge
The Guba Genocide Memorial Complex ©
The Guba Genocide Memorial Complex

1
night
Khinalig

Khinalig ©
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 22nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Khinalug trip planner .

Traveling by car from Quba to Khinalug takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Sheki.

Things to do in Khinalig

Museums
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Mountain Village of Khinalig ©
Mountain Village of Khinalig

1
night
Sheki

Sheki ©
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sheki tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Khinalug to Sheki by car takes about 7 hours. In October in Sheki, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums Historic Sites
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Church of Kish ©
Church of Kish
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts ©
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts
Sheki Fortress ©
Sheki Fortress

1
night
Ganja

Ganja ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Bottle House and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Goygol.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ganja trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Sheki to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Goygol
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Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Bottle House ©
Bottle House

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