8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shamakhi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gabala
— 2 nights
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Taxi to Ucar, Train to Baku, Fly to Kolkata

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Miniature Books and National Museum of History of Azerbaijan. Your inner history buff will appreciate Juma Mosque and Heydar Mosque. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Girl on Bench, walk around Highland Park, and play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Baku trip website.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Baku is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Baku is minus 1.5 hours. When traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, plan for cooler days in Baku, with highs around 8°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Shamakhi

— 1 night

The City of Poets and Former Ancient Capital of the Country

Azerbaijan's former capital surrounded by fine countryside and packed with cultural heritage, Shamakhi is one of Azerbaijan’s most historic cities and the birthplace of legendary Azerbaijani poets Sabir and Nesimi.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): do a tasting at Meyseri Wines, then delve into the distant past at Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Shamakhi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Baku to Shamakhi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Baku in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Shamakhi, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sheki road trip site.

Getting from Shamakhi to Sheki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, daytime highs in Sheki are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:

Gabala

— 2 nights

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 15th (Fri): practice your aim at Gabala Shooting Club, head outdoors with Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gabala itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Gabala are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
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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.