11 days in Baku, Sheki & Goygol Itinerary

11 days in Baku, Sheki & Goygol Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan attractions planner
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Fly
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Baku
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Sheki
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Goygol
— 3 nights
Drive to Ganja International Airport, Fly to Dubai

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Baku — 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Baku to Gobustan to see Gobustan State Reserve about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, and make a trip to Fountains Square.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Baku online trip itinerary builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Dubai in July, plan for cooler days in Baku, with highs around 36°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sheki.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sheki: Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu) and Tufandag Winter Summer Resort (in Gabala). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sheki trip planning site.

Drive from Baku to Sheki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. July in Sheki sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Goygol.
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Goygol — 3 nights

Located in the western part of Azerbaijan, Goygol and its surrounding countryside remain one of the most picturesque regions in the country.
Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Goygol trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Goygol takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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