15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan route planner

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Make it your trip
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 8 nights
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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.
Gobustan is known for museums and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve, make a trip to Mud Volcanoes, and steep yourself in history at Diri Baba Mausoleum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gobustan route maker tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Gobustan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, Gobustan is cooler than Riyadh - with highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Gabala

— 3 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.
Gabala is known for winter sports, nature, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gabala online trip maker.

Drive from Gobustan to Gabala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Gabala. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sheki trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Sheki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Sheki are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:

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 shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, stroll through Yanardag, and examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Baku online vacation planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Baku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 26 — Nov 3:

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.