18 days in Baku & Gabala Itinerary

18 days in Baku & Gabala Itinerary

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Baku
— 12 nights
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Gabala
— 5 nights
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Baku — 12 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 find plenty of places to visit near Baku: Gobustan (Gobustan State Reserve & Mud Volcanoes). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, and don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Baku online holiday planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in July; daily highs in Baku reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gabala.
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Gabala — 5 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gabala: Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory (in Shamakhi) and Alpaca Azerbaijan (in Meysary). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, get in on the family fun at Gabaland, and admire the sheer force of Seven Beauties Waterfall.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gabala sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Baku to Gabala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Baku in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Gabala, with lows around 21°C. You will leave for home on the 4th (Thu).
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