9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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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 Heydar Mosque. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, pause for some photo ops at Vahid Monument, and look for gifts at Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Baku trip builder.

Chennai, India to Baku is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Baku. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in March; daily highs in Baku reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gusar.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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The Gates with Tranquil Peaks and Thrilling Activities

Azerbaijan's "northern gates" promise breathtaking Caucasus Mountain scenery, home to some of the country’s highest peaks, a classy ski resort, traditional rustic villages, and tasty Lezgi cuisine.
On the 24th (Tue), stroll around Nariman Narimanov Park, then pause for some photo ops at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, and then tour along fresh powder with Shahdag Mountain Resort.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Gusar online trip builder.

Drive from Baku to Gusar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Gusar, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gusar

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

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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 25th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sheki trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Gusar to Sheki by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March in Sheki, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites
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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 26th (Thu): engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center, ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then get in on the family fun at Gabaland.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gabala trip planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Parks
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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 27th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

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

Traveling by car from Gabala to Gobustan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

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Azerbaijan travel guide

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.