5 days in North-western Route Itinerary

5 days in North-western Route Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan 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 24th (Fri): 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 go for a walk through Baku Boulevard. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, don't miss a visit to Yanardag, and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Baku road trip planning site.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Shamakhi.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Shamakhi trip itinerary website.

Drive from Baku to Shamakhi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Baku in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Shamakhi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
You've now added Gabala Shooting Club to your itinerary.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gabala day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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.
For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sheki tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.
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