7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan holiday planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
3
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gobustan
— 1 night
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Baku — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Philharmonic Park and Sculpture Girl on Bench. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, appreciate the history behind Vahid Monument, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, and examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Baku trip itinerary planning tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in April; daily highs in Baku reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sheki.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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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 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sheki sightseeing planner.

Getting from Baku to Sheki by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Gabala.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): find something for the whole family at Gabaland and then fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gabala tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gobustan.
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Winter Sports · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors
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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 4th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gobustan attractions planner.

Getting from Gabala to Gobustan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Gobustan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Land of Fire
A holiday in Azerbaijan allows intrepid travelers to discover a history-steeped country sitting at the crossroads of Southeastern Europe and Southwest Asia, an area once controlled by a succession of ancient empires. With its dual Eurasian character, Azerbaijan remains a highly intriguing destination, with tourism one of the top contributors to the country's booming economy. Many begin their tour of Azerbaijan in World Heritage-listed Baku, a cosmopolitan city boasting innovative architecture and a well-preserved historic core. A short drive out of this thriving capital, you can explore timeless villages surrounded by thick orchards and flanked by the majestic Caucasus Mountains.
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