10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Baku Heydar Aliyev, Bus to Sheki
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 6 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, then browse the exhibits of Sheki Khans' Palace, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, and finally don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sheki travel planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sheki is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in January; daily highs in Sheki reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

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 24th (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Yeddi Gozel Waterfall and then hit the bull's-eye at Gabala Shooting Club.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gabala trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
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Baku

— 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Miniature Books and Vahid Monument. Get out of town with these interesting Baku side-trips: Gobustan (Gobustan State Reserve & Mud Volcanoes). There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Philharmonic Park, don't miss a visit to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, get a taste of the local shopping with Nizami Street/Torgovaya, and find something for the whole family at Baku Ferris Wheel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Baku holiday planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Baku in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Baku when traveling from Gabala in January, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.