7 days in Baku, Sheki & Shamakhi Itinerary

7 days in Baku, Sheki & Shamakhi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan visit planner

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Baku
— 2 nights
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Sheki
— 1 night
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Shamakhi
— 1 night
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Baku
— 2 nights
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Baku

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Philharmonic Park. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Baku Funicular and then don't miss a visit to National Flag Square.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Baku route maker app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in October, with highs in Baku at 21°C and lows at 14°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Sheki.

Things to do in Baku

Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

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.
To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sheki online trip builder.

You can drive from Baku to Sheki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites
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Shamakhi

— 1 night

The City of Poets and Former Ancient Capital of the Country

Azerbaijan's former capital surrounded by fine countryside and packed with cultural heritage, Shamakhi is one of Azerbaijan’s most historic cities and the birthplace of legendary Azerbaijani poets Sabir and Nesimi.
To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Shamakhi day trip planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Shamakhi in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You'll set off for Baku on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

Baku

— 2 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): appreciate the history behind Sculpture Girl on Bench, then see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, and finally see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers and then contemplate the long history of Baku Old City.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Baku holiday planner.

You can drive from Shamakhi to Baku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Shamakhi in October since evenings lows in Baku dip to 14°C. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24: