13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner

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

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Baku

— 7 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ganja Mall and Nizami Street/Torgovaya. Head to Ali Shamsi Studio and Park Bulvar Bakufor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, walk around Philharmonic Park, and don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Baku itinerary planning tool.

Zagreb, Croatia to Baku is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Zagreb to Baku due to the time zone difference. In August, Baku is a bit warmer than Zagreb - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Baku

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 5:

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 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish and then take an in-depth tour of Sheki Khans' Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts and then make a trip to Sheki Fortress.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sheki holiday 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. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sheki when traveling from Baku in September, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gabala trip app.

Drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Gabala, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Gobustan trip planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Gabala in September since evenings lows in Gobustan dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

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.