13 days in Baku, Guba & Shaki-Zagatala Region Itinerary

13 days in Baku, Guba & Shaki-Zagatala Region Itinerary

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Baku
— 5 nights
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Guba
— 2 nights
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Gabala
— 4 nights
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Zagatala
— 1 night
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Baku

— 5 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.
Step out of Baku with an excursion to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, don't miss a visit to Fountains Square, stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, and enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Baku trip app.

London, UK to Baku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from London to Baku. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from London in October since evenings lows in Baku dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Guba.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Guba

— 2 nights

An Unspoiled Nature Region with Preserved Traditions

A gateway into the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Guba is a glorious stretch of countryside and a great destination for lovers of ecotourism and outdoor adventures.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Laza Waterfalls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Afurja Waterfall. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Mountain Jews Museum, then stroll through Nariman Narimanov Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Guba trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Baku to Guba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Guba when traveling from Baku in October, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Guba

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Gabala

— 4 nights

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.
Step out of Gabala with an excursion to Chotari Albanian-Udi Church in Nij--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center, explore the activities along Nohur Lake, and do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gabala trip tool.

You can drive from Guba to Gabala in 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zagatala.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Zagatala

— 1 night

Charming Churches and Diverse People

A tour of Zagatala reveals one of Azerbaijan’s most multicultural corners with historical relics galore and interesting culinary secrets.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zagatala City Mosque.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zagatala sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Gabala to Zagatala in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Zagatala, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zagatala

Historic Sites
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