8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Goygol
— 2 nights
Drive to Ganja International Airport, Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dreamland Golf Club and Nizami Street/Torgovaya. Head to Park Bulvar Baku and Ali Shamsi Studiofor some retail therapy. Step out of Baku with an excursion to Mud Volcanoes in Gobustan--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Philharmonic Park, examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, don't miss a visit to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, and pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Girl on Bench.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Baku trip maker website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Baku is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Baku, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Baku when traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Baku

Shopping · Museums · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 21st (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort and then get your game on at Gabala Shooting Club.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gabala travel route planner.

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 August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gabala, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Fun & Games
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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 22nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, then admire the striking features of Winter Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally make a trip to Sheki Fortress.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sheki travel planner.

Drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gabala in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sheki, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Goygol.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Goygol

— 2 nights

Luscious Lakes Sculpted by Nature and a German Spirit

Located in the western part of Azerbaijan, Goygol and its surrounding countryside remain one of the most picturesque regions in the country.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of The Museum of History and Ethnography.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Goygol using our trip planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Goygol in 2.5 hours. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goygol

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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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.