12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly
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Baku
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 1 night
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Baku — 7 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.
Kids will enjoy Heydar Aliyev Center and Fountains Square. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, take in the spiritual surroundings of Heydar Mosque, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, and find something for the whole family at Baku Ferris Wheel.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Baku online route builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Baku at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sheki online route planner.

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. In August in Sheki, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Gabala.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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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 22nd (Mon): hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort and then find something for the whole family at Gabaland. On your second day here, engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gabala day trip planning tool.

Drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sheki in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gabala, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gobustan.
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Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Nature
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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.
On the 24th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gobustan trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Gabala in August since evenings lows in Gobustan dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly 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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