10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Gobustan — 2 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.
Gobustan is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve, make a trip to Mud Volcanoes, and contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gobustan vacation planner.

Doha, Qatar to Gobustan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Doha to Gobustan. When traveling from Doha in December, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Gobustan: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Gabala.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Gabala — 2 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall and then ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Gabaland.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gabala driving holiday planning site.

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, Gabala is little chillier at night with lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.
Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Theme Parks
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Baku — 5 nights

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Heydar Aliyev Center and Flame Towers. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, don't miss a visit to Fountains Square, take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, and shop like a local with Nizami Street/Torgovaya.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Baku trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Baku takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in December, Baku is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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.