12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Baku
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Gusar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Gabala
— 4 nights
+3
Taxi + Train + Bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Dubai

6
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Workshop Ali Shamsi and Mall BINA. Popular historic sites such as Heydar Mosque and Ateshgah - Fire Temple are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the local landmark of Philharmonic Fountain Park, don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard, and play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Baku road trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In December, Baku is colder than Dubai - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Qusar.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Heydar Mosque ©
Heydar Mosque
Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City

1
night
Gusar

Gusar ©
Azerbaijan's "northern gates" promise breathtaking Caucasus Mountain scenery, home to some of the country’s highest peaks, a classy ski resort, traditional rustic villages, and tasty Lezgi cuisine.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Tengya Alty Gorge, then trek along Shahdag Mountain Resort, and then walk around Nariman Narimanov Park.

Plan trip to Qusar with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Baku to Qusar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Baku in December, Qusar is a bit cooler at night with lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Qabala.

Things to do in Gusar

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Tengya Alty Gorge
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Shahdag Mountain Resort ©
Shahdag Mountain Resort
Tengya Alty Gorge ©
Tengya Alty Gorge
Nariman Narimanov Park ©
Nariman Narimanov Park

4
nights
Gabala

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Kids will enjoy Tufandag Winter Summer Tourism Holiday Complex and Gabaland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Juma Mosque and Church of Kish. Get out of town with these interesting Qabala side-trips: Sheki (Sheki Khan's Palace & Sheki Fortress) and Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum (in Shamakhi). It doesn't end there: engage your brain at Qabala Archaeological Center and take in the dramatic scenery at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Qabala journey planner .

Drive from Qusar to Qabala in 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Qabala can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Gabala

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sheki, Shamakhi
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Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque
Sheki Khan's Palace ©
Sheki Khan's Palace
Church of Kish ©
Church of Kish

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