6 days in Daghlig Shirvan Region & Shaki-Zagatala Region Itinerary

6 days in Daghlig Shirvan Region & Shaki-Zagatala Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan itinerary planner

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Madrid
Fly + Drive:  13 h 45 min
1
Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Madrid

1
night
Gobustan

Gobustan
Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (UNESCO Heritage) covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Diri Baba Mausoleum. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gobustan tour planner.

Madrid, Spain to Gobustan is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in February, expect nights in Gobustan to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Mud Volcanoes
Mud Volcanoes
Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve
Diri Baba Mausoleum
Diri Baba Mausoleum

1
night
Gabala

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
On the 20th (Thu), get your game on at Gabala Shooting Club, then ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then get in on the family fun at Gabaland.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Gabala sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Gobustan to Gabala takes 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gobustan in February since evenings lows in Gabala dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Gabala Shooting Club ©
Gabala Shooting Club
Gabaland ©
Gabaland

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sheki online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Church of Kish
Church of Kish
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts ©
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts