8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan holiday planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
3
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gobustan
— 1 night
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Baku — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Philharmonic Park and Bibi-Heybat Mosque. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, pause for some photo ops at Vahid Monument, and take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Baku travel route planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Dubai in April, expect Baku to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sheki.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Sheki — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sheki road trip app.

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. In May in Sheki, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Gabala.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Gabaland and then hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gabala trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gobustan.
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Theme Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
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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 5th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gobustan trip planner.

Drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Gobustan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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