13 days in Baku, Gusar & Sheki Itinerary

13 days in Baku, Gusar & Sheki Itinerary

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Baku
— 4 nights
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Gusar
— 3 nights
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Baku
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Sheki
— 3 nights
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Baku
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Baku — 4 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.
Take a break from Baku with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan, about 1h 5 min away. Dedicate the 6th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, don't miss a visit to Fountains Square, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Baku trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in March: high temperatures in Baku hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gusar.
Tours · Wineries · Museums · Shopping
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Gusar — 3 nights

Azerbaijan's "northern gates" promise breathtaking Caucasus Mountain scenery, home to some of the country’s highest peaks, a classy ski resort, traditional rustic villages, and tasty Lezgi cuisine.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gusar: Laza Waterfalls (in Laza) and Afurja Waterfall (in Guba). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nariman Narimanov Park, take an in-depth tour of Mountain Jews Museum, and stroll the grounds of Guba Genocide Memorial Complex.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gusar itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Baku to Gusar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Gusar can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Baku

Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Baku trip website.

You can drive from Gusar to Baku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sheki.
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Sheki — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sheki: Gabala (Tufandag Winter Summer Resort & Savalan ASPI Winery). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, and experience rural life at Bio Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sheki trip 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 March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
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Baku — 2 nights

On the 15th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, then delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Sculpture Girl on Bench, contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniature Books.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Baku trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Baku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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