14 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

14 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan route planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Baku
— 7 nights
Fly

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Gobustan — 2 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.
Gobustan is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve, steep yourself in history at Diri Baba Mausoleum, and make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Gobustan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Gobustan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect nights in Gobustan to be much colder, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Gabala.
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Gabala — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gabala City Mosque, then get in on the family fun at Gabaland, then hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center, do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, and then explore the activities along Yeddi Gozel Waterfall.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gabala trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Gobustan to Gabala takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Gabala, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sheki.
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Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Childrens Museums
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Sheki — 2 nights

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 2nd (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Karvansaray. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, experience rural life at Bio Garden, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ilisu Waterfall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sheki trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Sheki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Baku.
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Baku — 7 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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, don't miss a visit to Fountains Square, explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Baku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. In September in Baku, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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