Baku-Gabala

Baku-Gabala

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Discover Cities With a Natural Charm: Baku & Gabala

Route & dates

Start: Baku
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Baku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Shamakhi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Sheki
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
End: Baku

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Baku

Baku
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 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 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Ateshgah - Fire Temple, then don't miss a visit to Yanardag, and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Baku trip itinerary maker site.

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Mud Volcanoes
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Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center
Baku Boulevard
Baku Boulevard

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night
Shamakhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Shamakhi trip builder.

You can drive from Baku to Shamakhi in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Baku in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Shamakhi, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Wineries

Side Trip

Savalan ASPI Winery
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Gabala

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Gabala Shooting Club has been added to your itinerary.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gabala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gabala are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Fun & Games
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Gabala Shooting Club ©
Gabala Shooting Club

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Sheki

Sheki
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.
To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sheki holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Sheki takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sheki are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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