12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan vacation builder
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Fly
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Baku
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
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Baku — 6 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.
Baku is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, walk around Highland Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku trip itinerary maker app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Baku. Traveling from Jeddah in July, expect Baku to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Classes
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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 27th (Wed): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sheki trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Baku to Sheki takes 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 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gabala.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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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 (Thu): find something for the whole family at Gabaland and then fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake and then learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gabala trip planning tool.

Drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gobustan.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Gobustan — 2 nights

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.
On the 30th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gobustan sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Gobustan. On the 31st (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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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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