8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner

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Fly
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Baku
— 3 nights
Fly to Ganja International Airport, Drive to Goygol
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Goygol
— 1 night
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Siyazan
— 1 night
Drive to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Fly to Dubai

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gobustan (Mud Volcanoes & Gobustan State Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, and don't miss a visit to Flame Towers.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Baku holiday planning app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Baku at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Goygol.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

Goygol

— 1 night

Luscious Lakes Sculpted by Nature and a German Spirit

Located in the western part of Azerbaijan, Goygol and its surrounding countryside remain one of the most picturesque regions in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Goygol travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Baku to Goygol with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Sheki.

Things to do in Goygol

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sheki journey planning tool.

You can drive from Goygol to Sheki in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sheki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Gabaland and then hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

Plan trip to Gabala with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sheki in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Gabala. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Siyazan.

Things to do in Gabala

Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Siyazan

— 1 night
Siyəzən is a city and municipality in, and the capital of, the Siazan Rayon of Azerbaijan. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Beshbarmag Mountain.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Siyazan driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Siyazan in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siyazan

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
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Azerbaijan travel guide

4.2
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.

Guba-Khachmaz Region travel guide

3.7
Waterfalls · Specialty Museums · Mountains