11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Taxi:  18 h 30 min
1
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Baku
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Dubai

1
night
Sheki

Sheki ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khan's Palace.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sheki is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in December: high temperatures in Sheki hover around 8°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Qabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of Folk and Applied Arts ©
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts
Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Sheki Fortress
Sheki Fortress

1
night
Gabala

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
On the 26th (Thu), make a trip to Culture House Ivanovka, admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, and then get curious at Qabala Archaeological Center. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Tourism Holiday Complex and then practice your aim at Gabala Shooting Club.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Qabala online holiday planner .

Getting from Sheki to Qabala by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December in Qabala, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Ivanovka Village
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Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Gabala Shooting Club ©
Gabala Shooting Club
Gabala Archaeological Center
Gabala Archaeological Center

6
nights
Baku

Baku ©
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 off the beaten path and head to City Walls and Heydar Mosque. Go for a jaunt from Baku to Qobustan to see Mud Volcanoes about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Nizami Museum of Literature, appreciate the history behind Monument to Richard Sorge, and take an in-depth tour of H.Z. Taghiyev History Museum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Baku trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Qabala to Baku in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Qabala in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Baku, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Mud Volcanoes
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National Museum of History of Azerbaijan ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
City Walls ©
City Walls

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