7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Baku
— 1 night
Drive
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Shamakhi
Drive
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Ismayilli
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Goygol
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baku
— 1 night

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Baku — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mud Volcanoes as well as Heydar Aliyev Center. On the 19th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes, stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, and then examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Baku visit planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Baku are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll set off for Shamakhi on the 20th (Sat).
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Shamakhi

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.
To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Shamakhi trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Baku to Shamakhi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Baku in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Shamakhi. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel to Ismayilli.
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Ismayilli

Take a trip to Ismayilli to discover a region of rolling countryside producing some of Azerbaijan’s best honey, dairy produce, and wine.
To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ismayilli route planner.

You can drive from Shamakhi to Ismayilli in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Gabala on the 20th (Sat).
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Gabala — 2 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gabala road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ismayilli to Gabala takes an hour. August in Gabala sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off to Goygol.
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Goygol — 2 nights

Located in the western part of Azerbaijan, Goygol and its surrounding countryside remain one of the most picturesque regions in the country.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): learn about winemaking at Sharg Ulduzu Wines. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Goygol.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Goygol day trip planning tool.

Drive from Gabala to Goygol in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Baku.
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Baku — 1 night

Your list of things to see and do now includes Mud Volcanoes, Heydar Aliyev Center, Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and then take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Baku sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Goygol to Baku in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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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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