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

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

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Fly to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Drive to Gobustan
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Gabala International Airport, Fly to Madrid


Gobustan — 1 night

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.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gobustan tour planner.

Madrid, Spain to Gobustan is an approximately 14.5-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.
Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
On the 20th (Thu), get your game on at Gabala Shooting Club, then hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then get in on the family fun at Gabaland.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gabala sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Gobustan to Gabala takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. 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.
Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
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Sheki — 2 nights

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 steep yourself in history at Sheki Khans' Palace.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sheki online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Daghlig Shirvan Region travel guide

Natural History Museums · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites

Shaki-Zagatala Region travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Churches · Ski Areas