36 days in Sheki & Gabala Itinerary

36 days in Sheki & Gabala Itinerary

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Fly to Gabala International Airport, Drive to Sheki
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Sheki — 17 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sheki side-trips: Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu), Zagatala (Zagatala City Mosque & Zagatala Fortress) and Ganja (Imamzadeh Mausoleum, Khan's Garden, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, and relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Sheki trip itinerary maker site.

Melbourne, Australia to Sheki is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Sheki to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Gabala.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Gabala — 16 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Explore Gabala's surroundings by going to Chotari Albanian-Udi Church (in Nij), Shamakhi (Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory & Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum) and Meyseri Wines (in Meysary). There's still lots to do: stroll through Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, admire the sheer force of Seven Beauties Waterfall, and get to know the fascinating history of Chukhur Gabala.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gabala online vacation planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Gabala sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries
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