8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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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. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard, examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, and appreciate the history behind Vahid Monument.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku sightseeing planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in May, with highs in Baku at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors
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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 20th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Karvansaray, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sheki online trip builder.

You can drive from Baku to Sheki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Sheki are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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 21st (Fri), get in on the family fun at Gabaland, then glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque.

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Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks
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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 22nd (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gobustan holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daily temperatures in Gobustan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

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Azerbaijan travel guide

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.