15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 8 nights
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gobustan road trip planning website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Gobustan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Gobustan is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in August; daily highs in Gobustan reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gabala.
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Gabala — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alpaca Azerbaijan (in Meysary) and Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory (in Shamakhi). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Gabaland, do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gabala day trip planning tool.

Getting from Gobustan to Gabala by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Gabala. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Sheki.
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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 16th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, contemplate the long history of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sheki driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gabala in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sheki, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Baku.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Baku — 8 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: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, don't miss a visit to Fountains Square, and go for a walk through Baku Boulevard.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Baku online itinerary 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 August in Baku, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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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