7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip itinerary builder

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

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Heydar Mosque and Wine Tours & Tastings. Explore hidden gems such as Ganja Mall and Philharmonic Park. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club, shop like a local with Ali Shamsi Studio, and examine the collection at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Baku trip planning tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Baku to be slightly colder, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Baku

Shopping · Wineries · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Sheki

— 1 night

Azerbaijan's True Historical Gem

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 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sheki itinerary 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. August in Sheki sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Gabala

— 1 night

Enjoy the Rustic Resorts and Relax in Healing Spas

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
On the 20th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then find something for the whole family at Gabaland.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gabala vacation website.

Drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sheki in August, Gabala is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

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 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gobustan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Gobustan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gobustan, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

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.