15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly
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Baku
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Gabala
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Gobustan
— 2 nights
Drive to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Fly to Johannesburg

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Baku — 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Heydar Mosque and Juma Mosque. Popular historic sites such as Baku Old City and Alley of Martyrs are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque, ponder the design of Philharmonic Park, examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, and pause for some photo ops at Vahid Monument.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Baku trip itinerary planning app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Baku is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Baku, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Baku, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Sheki.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Sheki — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish and then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Karvansaray. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then take an in-depth tour of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sheki online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Baku to Sheki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Traveling from Baku in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Sheki. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gabala.
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Gabala — 4 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tufandag Winter Summer Resort and Gabala City Mosque. Step off the beaten path and head to Chukhur Gabala and Gabala Archaeological Center. When in Gabala, make a side trip to see Ivanovka Village in Ismayilli, approximately Ismayilli away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall and find something for the whole family at Gabaland.

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

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Gabala are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gobustan.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Winter Sports
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gobustan trip maker.

Drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Gabala in September since evenings lows in Gobustan dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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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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