18 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

18 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Gobustan
— 2 nights
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Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
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Ganja
— 3 nights
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Baku
— 7 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, sightseeing, 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 contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Gobustan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in May, with highs in Gobustan at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gabala.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

Gabala — 3 nights

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: hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, examine the collection at Gabala Archaeological Center, explore the activities along Nohur Lake, and do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery.

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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 May, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Sheki.
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Parks · Wineries · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the striking features of Winter Palace and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish. 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 admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then make a trip to Sheki Fortress.

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You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ganja.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Ganja — 3 nights

Famous as the birthplace of legendary poet Nizami, Ganja is a truly ancient city still bearing traces of the myriad kingdoms and empires that ruled over it in the past.
Ganja is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Goygol, buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, and make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum.

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Traveling by car from Sheki to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Baku.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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.
Baku is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, don't miss a visit to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, and examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Ganja to Baku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Baku, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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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