8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gobustan attractions planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Gobustan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai in September, expect Gobustan to be much colder, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Gobustan

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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 15th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery and then get to know the fascinating history of Chukhur Gabala. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Gabaland and then stroll through Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gabala sightseeing planner.

Getting from Gobustan to Gabala by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in September, Gabala is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wineries
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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 17th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress and then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sheki online tour planner.

Drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sheki are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Guba.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites
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An Unspoiled Nature Region with Preserved Traditions

A gateway into the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Guba is a glorious stretch of countryside and a great destination for lovers of ecotourism and outdoor adventures.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Afurja Waterfall and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nariman Narimanov Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Guba trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Guba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Guba

Parks · Nature

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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.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, and steep yourself in history at Baku Old City.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku online vacation planner.

Getting from Guba to Baku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Guba in September since evenings lows in Baku dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Baku

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Azerbaijan travel guide

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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.