8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Baku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Gusar
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Gabala
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Train + Bus + Fly:  16 h
End: Chennai

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape and H.Z. Taghiyev History Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Baku Museum of Miniature Books and Nizami Museum of Literature. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, admire the local landmark of Philharmonic Fountain Park, and contemplate the long history of Baku Old City.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Baku trip planner.

Chennai, India to Baku is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Azerbaijan Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, Baku is colder than Chennai - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Gusar.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gobustan State Reserve
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Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve
Museum of Miniature Books
Museum of Miniature Books
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center

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.
On the 24th (Tue), stroll the grounds of The Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tengya Alty Gorge, and then head outdoors with Shahdag Mountain Resort.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gusar planner.

Traveling by car from Baku to Gusar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Gusar can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gusar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Guba
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Shahdag Mountain Resort ©
Shahdag Mountain Resort
Tengya Alty Gorge ©
Tengya Alty Gorge
Genocide Memorial Complex ©
Genocide Memorial Complex

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): explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then take an in-depth tour of Sheki Khan's Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sheki online road trip planner .

You can drive from Gusar to Sheki in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. March in Sheki sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

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

2
nights
Gabala

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
On the 26th (Thu), engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center, ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Tourism Holiday Complex, and then get in on the family fun at Gabaland.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Gabala using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. In March in Gabala, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks Theme Parks Winter Sports
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Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Gabaland ©
Gabaland
Gabala Archaeological Center
Gabala Archaeological Center

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