7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

7 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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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.
Attractions like Heydar Aliyev Center and Maiden Tower make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque, make a trip to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, and examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Baku trip itinerary 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 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Gobustan.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nightlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Diri Baba Mausoleum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gobustan vacation maker app.

You can drive from Baku to Gobustan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Gobustan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gabala.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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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 30th (Mon): get your game on at Gabala Shooting Club and then glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gabala road trip tool.

Getting from Gobustan to Gabala by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gabala, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sheki.
Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games
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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 31st (Tue): make a trip to Sheki Fortress and then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace.

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Traveling by car from Gabala to Sheki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gabala in August, Sheki is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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.