5 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

5 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan holiday planner
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Make it your trip
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Baku
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Astara
— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get outside with Baku Funicular and then wander the streets of Little Venice.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Baku visit planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In July in Baku, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gabala.
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Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque and then explore the activities along Nohur Lake.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gabala trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Baku to Gabala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Baku in July, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Gabala. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sheki.
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Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.
On the 9th (Sat), admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Karvansaray.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sheki trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Sheki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Sheki, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Astara.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Astara — 1 day

Astara, also known as Azerbaijani Astara, is a city in and the capital of the Astara Rayon of Azerbaijan. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hirkan National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Astara road trip planning website.

You can drive from Sheki to Astara in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Baku.
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Nature · Parks
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Baku — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the local landmark of Philharmonic Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Baku trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Astara to Baku in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive.
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Historic Sites · Parks
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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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