8 days in Baku & Sheki Itinerary

8 days in Baku & Sheki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Baku
1
Baku
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Sheki
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Baku

4
nights
Baku

Baku
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan (about 1h 05 min away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, don't miss a visit to Fountain Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs, and go for a walk through Baku Boulevard.

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If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Baku are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Gobustan State Reserve
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Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center
Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve
Flame Towers
Flame Towers

3
nights
Sheki

Sheki ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sheki side-trips: Chotari Albanian-Udi Church (in Nij) and Gabala (Gabaland, Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sheki trip planner.

Getting from Baku to Sheki by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Sheki are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gabala, Chotari Albanian-Udi Church
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Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Gabaland ©
Gabaland