11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes O'Malley's. Visit Baku Old City and Juma Mosque for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gobustan State Reserve and National Museum of History of Azerbaijan. Change things up with a short trip to Mud Volcanoes in Gobustan (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Heydar Mosque, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, shop like a local with Nizami Street/Torgovaya, and make a trip to Bibi-Heybat Mosque.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Baku online holiday planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuwait City to Baku. When traveling from Kuwait City in August, plan for colder days in Baku, with highs around 38°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Shamakhi.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks
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Shamakhi — 1 night

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.
To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Shamakhi trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Baku to Shamakhi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Baku in August since evenings lows in Shamakhi dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Sheki.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Sheki — 3 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.
On the next day, see the interesting displays at Gabala Archaeological Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, make a trip to Sheki Fortress, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Ilisu Waterfall.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sheki trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Shamakhi to Sheki in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Shamakhi in August, Sheki is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to home.
Parks · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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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.