10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Drive to Gobustan
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Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Shamakhi
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 5 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes, then examine 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 (10°C), and nights are slightly colder (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

Gabala

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, then learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, then contemplate 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 -2°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 · Childrens Museums
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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.
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, then look for gifts at Aliovsat Sweets House, then pause 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 8°C during the day and 0°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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Shamakhi

— 1 night

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.
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 8°C and lows of -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums · Historic Sites
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Baku

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Miniature Books and Heydar Aliyev Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan and Philharmonic Park. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard, and browse the different shops at Park Bulvar Baku.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Baku trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Shamakhi to Baku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Shamakhi in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Baku, with lows around 3°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 · Shopping
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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.