12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly
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Baku
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Astara
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Guba
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Zagatala
— 1 night
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Drive to Sighnaghi, Bus to Samgori, Fly to London

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Baku

— 4 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.
Step out of Baku to go to Gobustan and see Gobustan State Reserve, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs, and examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Baku online vacation builder.

London, UK to Baku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from London to Baku. Traveling from London in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Baku. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Astara.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Astara

— 2 nights
Astara, also known as Azerbaijani Astara, is a city in and the capital of the Astara Rayon of Azerbaijan. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Hirkan National Park. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Yanarbulag Spring.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Astara online attractions planner.

Drive from Baku to Astara in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Guba.

Things to do in Astara

Parks · Nature
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Guba

— 1 night

An Unspoiled Nature Region with Preserved Traditions

A gateway into the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Guba is a glorious stretch of countryside and a great destination for lovers of ecotourism and outdoor adventures.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nariman Narimanov Park and then admire the sheer force of Afurja Waterfall.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Guba trip planner.

You can drive from Astara to Guba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. October in Guba sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Guba

Parks · Nature

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Gabala

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Chotari Albanian-Udi Church in Nij (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, examine the collection at Gabala Archaeological Center, find something for the whole family at Gabaland, and do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery.

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Traveling by car from Guba to Gabala takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Zagatala.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Winter Sports · Wineries · Theme Parks

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Zagatala

— 1 night

Charming Churches and Diverse People

A tour of Zagatala reveals one of Azerbaijan’s most multicultural corners with historical relics galore and interesting culinary secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Zagatala City Mosque.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zagatala vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Zagatala takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Zagatala can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zagatala

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

Azerbaijan travel guide

4.2
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.

Shaki-Zagatala Region travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Churches · Cross-country Ski Areas