10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

10 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
3
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gobustan
— 1 night
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Baku

— 6 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.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, and enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Baku day trip website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Baku due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Riyadh in July: high temperatures in Baku hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Baku

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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden, get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sheki sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Baku to Sheki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get in on the family fun at Gabaland, glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then explore the activities along Nohur Lake.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gabala day trip site.

You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Winter Sports
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Gobustan

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gobustan holiday planner.

Drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gobustan, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
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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.