8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip builder

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
3
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Fly to Oslo Gardermoen Airport

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Baku

— 4 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 Philharmonic Park and National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Baku Railway Station, don't miss a visit to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniature Books.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Baku travel route builder tool.

Oslo, Norway to Baku is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. While traveling from Oslo, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Baku, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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 27th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, then admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace, then browse the exhibits of Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

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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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

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.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the activities along Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then find something for the whole family at Gabaland.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gabala trip builder tool.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gabala can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

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.
On the 29th (Thu), make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gobustan trip planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gobustan, with lows around 26°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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.