10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Gobustan
— 1 night
2
Gabala
— 1 night
3
Sheki
— 1 night
4
Shamakhi
— 1 night
5
Baku
— 5 nights

1
night
Gobustan

Gobustan
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes, thenexamine the collection at Gobustan State Reserve, and then steep yourself in history at Diri Baba Mausoleum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gobustan tour itinerary builder website.

Cairo, Egypt to Gobustan is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Gobustan. Traveling from Cairo in December, you will find days in Gobustan are cooler (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites Museums
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Diri Baba Mausoleum
Diri Baba Mausoleum
Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve
Mud Volcanoes
Mud Volcanoes

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night
Gabala

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, thenlearn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, and finally glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gabala trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Gobustan to Gabala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Gabala, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Gabala Archaeological Center
Gabala Archaeological Center
Nohur Lake ©
Nohur Lake

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 18th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Karvansaray, make a trip to Sheki Fortress, contemplate the long history of Sheki Khans' Palace, thenlook for gifts at Aliovsat Sweets House, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sheki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Sheki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Sheki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Church of Kish
Church of Kish
Sheki Fortress
Sheki Fortress

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night
Shamakhi

Shamakhi ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, and then examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Shamakhi trip planner.

Drive from Sheki to Shamakhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Shamakhi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites Museums
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Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque
Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Miniature Books and National Museum of History of Azerbaijan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bibi-Heybat Mosque and Nizami Street/Torgovaya. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, take in the exciting artwork at Ali Shamsi Studio, ponder the design of Philharmonic Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Park Bulvar Baku.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Baku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Shamakhi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Baku, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center
Museum of Miniature Books
Museum of Miniature Books
Heydar Mosque
Heydar Mosque

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