20 days in Baku, Guba & Gabala Itinerary

20 days in Baku, Guba & Gabala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan vacation planner
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Baku
— 11 nights
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Guba
— 3 nights
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Gabala
— 5 nights
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Baku — 11 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baku: Gobustan (Mud Volcanoes & Gobustan State Reserve). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, don't miss a visit to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, and explore the striking landscape at Yanardag.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Baku journey planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in August: highs in Baku hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Guba.
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Guba — 3 nights

A gateway into the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Guba is a glorious stretch of countryside and a great destination for lovers of ecotourism and outdoor adventures.
Get out of town with these interesting Guba side-trips: Khinalig Village (in Khinalig), Chirag Gala Fortress (in Siyazan) and Laza Waterfalls (in Laza). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Nariman Narimanov Park, take in the awesome beauty at Tengya Alty Gorge, see the interesting displays at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, and take in the dramatic scenery at Afurja Waterfall.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Guba tour planner.

Getting from Baku to Guba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Baku in September, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Guba. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alpaca Azerbaijan (in Meysary) and Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory (in Shamakhi). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Gabaland, examine the collection at Gabala Archaeological Center, do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gabala road trip tool.

You can drive from Guba to Gabala in 5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Gabala are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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