12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly
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Nakhchivan
— 1 night
Fly
2
Baku
— 6 nights
Drive
3
Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
5
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
6
Goygol
— 1 night
Drive to Ganja International Airport, Fly to Abha

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Nakhchivan — 1 night

Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the striking features of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace and then contemplate the long history of Alinja Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nakhchivan trip itinerary maker tool.

Abha, Saudi Arabia to Nakhchivan is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Abha to Nakhchivan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Abha in October, things will get slightly colder in Nakhchivan: highs are around 22°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Baku.
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Historic Sites
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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.
Kids will enjoy Baku Boulevard and Fountains Square. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, and explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Baku online trip planner.

Fly from Nakhchivan to Baku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Nakhchivan in October, Baku is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gobustan.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gobustan itinerary planner.

Drive from Baku to Gobustan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Gobustan sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Gabala.
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Museums
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Gabala — 1 night

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque, then find something for the whole family at Gabaland, then fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and finally explore the activities along Nohur Lake.

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

Traveling by car from Gobustan to Gabala takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in October, Gabala is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sheki.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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 11th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sheki online trip builder.

Drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Sheki sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Goygol.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Goygol — 1 night

Located in the western part of Azerbaijan, Goygol and its surrounding countryside remain one of the most picturesque regions in the country.
To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Goygol trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Goygol takes 2.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 12th (Wed).
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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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