6 days in Gusar, Sheki & Gobustan Itinerary

6 days in Gusar, Sheki & Gobustan Itinerary

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Fly to Gabala International Airport, Drive to Gusar
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Gusar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobustan
— 1 night
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Gusar — 3 nights

Azerbaijan's "northern gates" promise breathtaking Caucasus Mountain scenery, home to some of the country’s highest peaks, a classy ski resort, traditional rustic villages, and tasty Lezgi cuisine.
Shahdag Mountain Resort has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gusar: Laza Waterfalls (in Laza) and Afurja Waterfall (in Guba). There's still lots to do: walk around Nariman Narimanov Park, take an in-depth tour of Mountain Jews Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gusar trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Gusar is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in March, with highs in Gusar at 15°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Sheki — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, and then take an in-depth tour of Sheki Khans' Palace.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sheki tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gusar to Sheki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Sheki sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gobustan.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gobustan day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gobustan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Gobustan can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Museums
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