8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan itinerary planner
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Fly
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Baku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Baku Old City and Museum of Miniature Books. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Heydar Mosque and Wine Tours & Tastings. And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, and see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Baku trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Dubai, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Baku, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sheki.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums
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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.
On the 6th (Wed), 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 see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sheki tour planner.

Traveling by car from Baku to Sheki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gabala.
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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.
On the 7th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery and then hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gabala trip builder website.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Gabala sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gobustan.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Gobustan State Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gobustan trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Gobustan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gobustan, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight 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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