11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly
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Baku
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Khizi
Drive
3
Gusar
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Khinalig
— 1 night
Drive
5
Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baku
— 2 nights
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Baku — 2 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.
On the 6th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple and then ponder the design of Philharmonic Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers.

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Warsaw, Poland to Baku is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Warsaw to Baku due to the time zone difference. In July, Baku is somewhat warmer than Warsaw - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Khizi.
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Khizi

Khizi's swirling pink mountains are quite simply an extraordinary sight to behold.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Candy Cane Mountains.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Khizi trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Baku to Khizi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gusar.
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Gusar — 2 nights

Azerbaijan's "northern gates" promise breathtaking Caucasus Mountain scenery, home to some of the country’s highest peaks, a classy ski resort, traditional rustic villages, and tasty Lezgi cuisine.
To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gusar route planning website.

You can drive from Khizi to Gusar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You will leave for Khinalig on the 10th (Sun).
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Parks
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Khinalig — 1 night

This picturesque village is located at over 2,000 m (6,500 ft) above sea level and it is said to be connected with the story of Noah: according to legend, when Noah saw this high, flat terrain, he dropped anchor and told everyone to leave the Ark.
On the 10th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Khinalig Village.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Khinalig day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Gusar to Khinalig takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gobustan.
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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 11th (Mon): make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gobustan trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Khinalig to Gobustan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Sheki.
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Sheki — 2 nights

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 12th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, make a trip to Sheki Fortress, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sheki online travel route planner.

Getting from Gobustan to Sheki by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Baku.
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Baku — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stop by Gurmania and then appreciate the history behind Sculpture Girl on Bench. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, examine the collection at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Baku itinerary builder.

You can drive from Sheki to Baku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Sat).
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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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