Azerbaijan Tourism Board
Discover Cities With a Natural Charm: Baku & Gabala
Route & dates
Baku— 1 night
Shamakhi— 1 night
Gabala— 2 nights
Sheki— Few hours
Tue, Jul 21 - Sat, Jul 25
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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.Your list of things to see and do now includes Mud Volcanoes, Heydar Aliyev Center, Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, and other attractions. On the 21st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, then examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, then explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.
To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Baku day trip app.
If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Shamakhi.
Things to do in Baku
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The City of Poets and Former Ancient Capital of the Country
Azerbaijan's former capital surrounded by fine countryside and packed with cultural heritage, Shamakhi is one of Azerbaijan’s most historic cities and the birthplace of legendary Azerbaijani poets Sabir and Nesimi.Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery.
To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Shamakhi trip itinerary site.
Traveling by car from Baku to Shamakhi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Baku in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Shamakhi, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Gabala.
Things to do in Shamakhi
Savalan ASPI Winery
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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.Gabala Shooting Club has been added to your itinerary.
To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gabala online trip itinerary builder.
Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. July in Gabala sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sheki.
Things to do in Gabala
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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.For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sheki trip planner.
You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Sheki sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.
Things to do in Sheki
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