11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip builder

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Fly to Dammam

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Baku

— 6 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

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.
Shop till you drop at Ganja Mall and Park Bulvar Baku. Explore hidden gems such as Dreamland Golf Club and Nizami Street/Torgovaya. And it doesn't end there: stop by Little Venice, tour the pleasant surroundings at Philharmonic Park, appreciate the history behind Vahid Monument, and see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Baku road trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dammam to Baku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dammam in August, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Baku: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Baku

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 14:

Sheki

— 2 nights

Azerbaijan's True Historical Gem

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 15th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ilisu Waterfall. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sheki trip itinerary builder app.

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 August, daytime highs in Sheki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Gabala

— 1 night

Enjoy the Rustic Resorts and Relax in Healing Spas

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Gabaland and then ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gabala trip planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Sheki in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Gabala, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

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 18th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gobustan route site.

Getting from Gabala to Gobustan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Gabala in August since evenings lows in Gobustan dip to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
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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.