7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Baku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Sheki
Drive

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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.
Baku is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, don't miss a visit to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Shirvanshahs, and stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Baku trip builder app.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Gobustan.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Parks
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Gobustan — 2 nights

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 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Diri Baba Mausoleum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gobustan journey planner.

You can drive from Baku to Gobustan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gabala.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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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 25th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Gabala Shooting Club and then ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Gabala online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Gobustan to Gabala takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Gabala. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sheki.
Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress and then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sheki online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Gabala to Sheki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sheki when traveling from Gabala in August, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.
Museums · Historic Sites
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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.