11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Baku
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 1 night
Drive
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Guba
— 1 night
Drive
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Khinalig
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 2 nights
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Baku — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for gifts at Gurmania and then browse the different shops at Park Bulvar Baku.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Baku day trip site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Baku. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in June, with highs in Baku at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gabala.
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Shopping
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Gabala — 3 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Explore hidden gems such as Tufandag Winter Summer Resort and Savalan ASPI Winery. Step out of the city life by going to Yeddi Gozel Waterfall and Nohur Lake. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Beauties Waterfall, find something for the whole family at Gabaland, and get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gabala itinerary builder app.

Getting from Baku to Gabala by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Baku in June, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Gabala. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Sheki.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then look for gifts at Aliovsat Sweets House.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sheki itinerary site.

You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Baku.
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Baku — 1 night

On the 30th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Ali Shamsi Studio, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, then stop by Little Venice, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Girl on Bench.

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Traveling by car from Sheki to Baku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Guba.
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Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Guba — 1 night

A gateway into the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Guba is a glorious stretch of countryside and a great destination for lovers of ecotourism and outdoor adventures.
On the 1st (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Afurja Waterfall, browse the exhibits of Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, and then tee off at The National Azerbaijan Golf Club.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Guba online trip planner.

You can drive from Baku to Guba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Baku in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Guba, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Khinalig.
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Golf · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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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 2nd (Sat), examine the collection at Khinalig Village.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Khinalig journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Guba to Khinalig takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Baku.
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Baku — 2 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Aqua Park at the Pullman Hotel. Enjoy Baku some more: get a taste of the local shopping with Nizami Street/Torgovaya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History of Azerbaijan.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Baku trip planner.

Drive from Khinalig to Baku in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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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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