11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan travel planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
3
Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Gobustan
— 1 night
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Baku — 6 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.
Baku is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and don't miss a visit to Fountains Square.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Baku trip itinerary app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Riyadh to Baku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in August: highs in Baku hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sheki.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks
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Sheki — 1 night

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 8th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sheki trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Baku to Sheki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. In August in Sheki, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.
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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.
On the 9th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Gabaland and then fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake and then do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gabala trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sheki in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Gabala. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gobustan.
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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gobustan journey builder site.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Gabala in August since evenings lows in Gobustan dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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