9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

9 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly
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Baku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 day
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Highland Park, Little Venice, Baku Ferris Wheel, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Heydar Aliyev Center and Nizami Street/Torgovaya. There's more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard and see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum.

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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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in July: high temperatures in Baku hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gabala.
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Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Yeddi Gozel Waterfall as well as Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. On the 6th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall and then fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gabala trip planner.

Getting from Baku to Gabala by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Baku in July, plan for little chillier nights in Gabala, with lows around 21°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sheki.
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Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports
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Sheki — 1 day

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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the activities along Nohur Lake, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then stop by Aliovsat Sweets House.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sheki route builder website.

Drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Sheki are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Baku.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nature
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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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taza Pir Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Juma Mosque, and then get your game on at Megafun Entertainment Center.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Baku trip planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Baku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) 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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