7 days in Shamakhi & Gabala Itinerary

7 days in Shamakhi & Gabala Itinerary

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Shamakhi
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Shamakhi

— 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siyazan (Chirag Gala Fortress & Beshbarmag Mountain), Candy Cane Mountains (in Khizi) and Diri Baba Mausoleum (in Gobustan). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque, examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Basgal Village, and don't miss a visit to Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Shamakhi trip itinerary planner.

Baku to Shamakhi is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Baku in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Shamakhi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Gabala

— 3 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Gabaland and Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. Step out of Gabala to go to Ismayilli and see Ivanovka Village, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chukhur Gabala, and get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gabala online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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