8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly
1
Baku
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Khizi
— 1 night
Drive to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Fly to Abu Dhabi

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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.
Attractions like Walking tours and Heydar Aliyev Center make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, test your problem-solving skills at Claustrophobia Baku, don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard, and stroll through Yanardag.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Baku tour itinerary planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in December; daily highs in Baku reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gabala.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip
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Gabala — 2 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
On the 27th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Gabaland, glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then get your game on at Gabala Shooting Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque, contemplate the waterfront views at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, and then get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gabala trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Baku to Gabala in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Baku in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Gabala, with lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Khizi.
Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Theme Parks
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Khizi — 1 night

Khizi's swirling pink mountains are quite simply an extraordinary sight to behold.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Candy Cane Mountains.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Khizi road trip planning tool.

Getting from Gabala to Khizi by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
Nature · Parks
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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.