9 days in Baku & Gobustan Itinerary

9 days in Baku & Gobustan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner

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Baku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 3 nights
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Baku

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Baku Old City and Flame Towers. When in Baku, make a side trip to see Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan, approximately Gobustan away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, make a trip to Yanardag, take in panoramic vistas at Maiden Tower, and explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Baku journey planning site.

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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Gobustan

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Diri Baba Mausoleum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gobustan online vacation builder.

Drive from Baku to Gobustan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. On the 11th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites
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