9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan itinerary planner
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Baku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 2 nights
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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.
You've added National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, Flame Towers, Maiden Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Heydar Aliyev Center and Baku Boulevard. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Nizami Street/Torgovaya.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Riyadh in July, expect Baku to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gabala.
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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.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall and then fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gabala day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Baku to Gabala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Baku in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Gabala, with lows around 21°C. You will leave for Sheki on the 7th (Thu).
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Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aliovsat Sweets House as well as Sheki Karvansaray. On the 8th (Fri), admire the striking features of Sheki Karvansaray, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then stop by Aliovsat Sweets House.

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Traveling by car from Gabala to Sheki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Baku.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Baku — 2 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

You've now added Juma Mosque to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): learn and have fun at Art Studio Mir of Teymur Mamedov. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Megafun Entertainment Center and then pause for some serene contemplation at Juma Mosque.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku trip maker.

You can drive from Sheki to Baku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for home.
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Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Classes
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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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