11 days in Baku & Gabala Itinerary

11 days in Baku & Gabala Itinerary

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Baku
— 2 nights
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Gabala
— 3 nights
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Baku
— 5 nights

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Baku — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, then explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Baku Ferris Wheel, examine the collection at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Baku online visit planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. December in Baku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Gabala.
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Gabala — 3 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Go for a jaunt from Gabala to Shamakhi to see Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, find something for the whole family at Gabaland, contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, and fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gabala trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Baku to Gabala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Gabala when traveling from Baku in January, with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Baku.
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Baku — 5 nights

Step out of Baku with an excursion to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan--about 1h 5 min away. See some other sides of Baku: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, walk around Highland Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Baku itinerary planner.

Drive from Gabala to Baku in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gabala in January, Baku is a bit warmer at night with lows of 2°C.
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