8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner

Make it your trip
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Baku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Philharmonic Park and National Museum of History of Azerbaijan. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, admire the striking features of Baku Railway Station, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and go for a walk through Baku Boulevard.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Baku trip planner.

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

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.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, and finally make a trip to Sheki Karvansaray.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sheki trip itinerary 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 April, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

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 6th (Tue), get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, then do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, then get in on the family fun at Gabaland, and finally ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gabala online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Gabala are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gobustan online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Gobustan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. April in Gobustan sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

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.