15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan travel planner
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Make it your trip
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Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 9 nights
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Gobustan — 1 night

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.
On your second day here, make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gobustan driving holiday planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Gobustan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Gobustan due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in August, with highs in Gobustan at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Gabala.
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Museums
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Gabala — 3 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Gabaland and Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. The adventure continues: get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Beauties Waterfall, and get to know the fascinating history of Chukhur Gabala.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gabala trip planning tool.

Getting from Gobustan to Gabala by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Gabala when traveling from Gobustan in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Sheki.
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Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums
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Sheki — 1 night

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.
On the 6th (Sat), make a trip to Sheki Fortress, steep yourself in history at Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Sheki online trip planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Gabala in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Sheki. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Baku.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Baku — 9 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Baku Old City and Baku Boulevard. Step out of Baku to go to Mardakan and see Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, don't miss a visit to Flame Towers, stroll around Highland Park, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku holiday planner.

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 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
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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.
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