5 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

5 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan tour itinerary planner
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Fly
1
Baku
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
3
Gabala
— 1 night
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Taxi to Ucar, Train to Baku, Fly to Islamabad

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Baku — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs and then take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, examine the collection at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, and then take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Baku trip itinerary builder site.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Baku is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Islamabad in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Baku: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Sheki.
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Sheki — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sheki trip planner.

You can drive from Baku to Sheki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gabala.
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Gabala — 1 night

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gabala trip planning tool.

Getting from Sheki to Gabala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 8th (Fri), you'll travel back home.
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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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