14 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

14 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan vacation maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 8 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Drive to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Fly to Madrid

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Baku

— 8 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.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and steep yourself in history at Baku Old City.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Baku online travel planner.

Madrid, Spain to Baku is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Madrid to Baku due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Madrid, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Baku, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 16:

Sheki

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then take an in-depth tour of Sheki Khans' Palace, then admire the striking features of Sheki Karvansaray, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sheki online road 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. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:

Gabala

— 2 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.
On the 18th (Sun), get your game on at Gabala Shooting Club, glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then get in on the family fun at Gabaland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, then learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, and then get engrossed in the history at Gabala Archaeological Center.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Gabala trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Gabala sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then see the interesting displays at Gobustan State Reserve.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gobustan road trip planning tool.

Drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in October, Gobustan is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

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.