15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Gobustan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Baku
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Ilisu
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai

2
nights
Gobustan

Gobustan ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Diri baba turbesi and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Qobustan travel itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Qobustan is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In April, Qobustan is colder than Dubai - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. On the 4th (Sat), you're off toSheki.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Diri baba turbesi ©
Diri baba turbesi
Mud Volcanoes ©
Mud Volcanoes

2
nights
Sheki

Sheki ©
A vacation in Sheki, a small town situated in the foothills of the Greater Caucasus, provides tourists with endless hiking opportunities and views of dramatic snowcapped peaks.
When in Sheki, make a side trip to see Mingachevir Mosque in Mingachevir, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Sheki Khan's Palace, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, and make a trip to Sheki Fortress.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sheki travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Qobustan to Sheki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Qabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mingachevir Mosque
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Sheki Khan's Palace ©
Sheki Khan's Palace
Church of Kish ©
Church of Kish
Sheki Fortress ©
Sheki Fortress

2
nights
Gabala

Gabala ©
Archaeological evidence unearthed in the area proves Qabala served as a major center as early as the 4th century BCE.
On the 7th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Gabaland, then ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Tourism Holiday Complex, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gabala City New Mosque. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Gabala Shooting Club, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, and then take an in-depth tour of Qabala Archaeological Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Qabala travel planner .

You can drive from Sheki to Qabala in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks
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Gabaland ©
Gabaland
Gabala Archaeological Center ©
Gabala Archaeological Center

6
nights
Baku

Baku ©
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
Kids will enjoy Yuva Zoo and Ferris Wheel. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, don't miss a visit to Fountain Square, take in panoramic vistas at Maiden Tower, and squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Baku trip planner .

Getting from Qabala to Baku by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Baku are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Ferris Wheel ©
Ferris Wheel
Heydar Aliyev Center ©
Heydar Aliyev Center

2
nights
Ilisu

Ilisu ©
İlisu is a village and municipality in the Qakh Rayon of Azerbaijan. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Ilisu Waterfall.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ilisu journey planner.

Getting from Baku to Ilisu by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In April in Ilisu, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Ilisu

Nature Parks
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Ilisu Waterfall ©
Ilisu Waterfall

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