11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner
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Baku
— 1 night
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baku
— 1 night
Drive
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Khinalig
— 1 night
Drive
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Guba
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for gifts at Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom and then visit Little Venice.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Baku trip planning site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Baku due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in June; daily highs in Baku reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sheki.
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Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

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.
On the 26th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish and then look for gifts at Aliovsat Sweets House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then make a trip to Sheki Fortress.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sheki trip planner.

Getting from Baku to Sheki by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Gabala.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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 28th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Beauties Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, and then fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. On the next day, engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center and then learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gabala trip maker tool.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Baku.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries
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Baku — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club, then get a new perspective on nature at Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex, and then examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Baku vacation site.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Baku takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Baku when traveling from Gabala in June, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Khinalig.
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Museums · Golf · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Khinalig Village.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Khinalig trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Baku to Khinalig takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Guba.
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Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Afurja Waterfall, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, and then play a few rounds at The National Azerbaijan Golf Club.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Guba visit planner.

Getting from Khinalig to Guba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. July in Guba sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Baku.
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Golf · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Baku — 2 nights

For shopping fun, head to Ali Shamsi Studio or Park Bulvar Baku. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nizami Street/Torgovaya and National Museum of History of Azerbaijan. Explore Baku further: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, laugh and play at Aqua Park at the Pullman Hotel, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, and pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Girl on Bench.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Baku itinerary website.

You can drive from Guba to Baku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Guba in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Baku, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Shopping · Museums · 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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