8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
2
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
3
Baku
— 5 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery and then glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gabala trip planner.

Paris, France to Gabala is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Gabala, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. March in Gabala sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Winter Sports · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 3:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Sheki road trip planning site.

You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Baku.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:

Baku

— 5 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 Wine Tours & Tastings and Museum of Miniature Books. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ganja Mall and Gobustan State Reserve. There's much more to do: make a trip to Baku Old City, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, examine the collection at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, and buy something for everyone on your list at Park Bulvar Baku.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Baku online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Baku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Baku

Shopping · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 9:

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.