15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly
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Baku
— 7 nights
Drive
2
Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Khizi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Shamakhi
— 2 nights
Drive to Gabala International Airport, Fly to London

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Baku — 7 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.
Bring the kids along to Baku Old City and Baku Boulevard. Gobustan State Reserve and Nizami Street/Torgovaya are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, don't miss a visit to Yanardag, explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern Art, and delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Baku attractions planner.

London, UK to Baku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) is 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Baku reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Gabala.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trip
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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.
Bring the kids along to Tufandag Winter Summer Resort and Chukhur Gabala. Visiting Nohur Lake and Yeddi Gozel Waterfall will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Gabaland and engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gabala online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Baku to Gabala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Baku in July since evenings lows in Gabala dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Khizi.
Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Museums
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Khizi — 2 nights

Khizi's swirling pink mountains are quite simply an extraordinary sight to behold.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Beshbarmag Mountain and then take in the awesome beauty at Candy Cane Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Mikayil Mushfig House Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Chirag Gala Fortress.

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You can drive from Gabala to Khizi in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Shamakhi.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Shamakhi — 2 nights

Azerbaijan's former capital surrounded by fine countryside and packed with cultural heritage, Shamakhi is one of Azerbaijan’s most historic cities and the birthplace of legendary Azerbaijani poets Sabir and Nesimi.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum and then see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Shamakhi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Khizi to Shamakhi takes 2.5 hours. August in Shamakhi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites
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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.