5 days in North-western Route Itinerary

5 days in North-western Route Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip itinerary planner
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Baku
— 1 night
Drive
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Shamakhi
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheki
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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, Heydar Aliyev Center, Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally make a trip to Baku Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, then take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Baku attractions planning site.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In April in Baku, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Shamakhi.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Shamakhi — 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Shamakhi trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Baku to Shamakhi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gabala.
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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.
Gabala Shooting Club has been added to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gabala trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Sheki.
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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 photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sheki trip planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Sheki are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car back home.
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