5 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Baku — 2 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gobustan State Reserve and Ali Shamsi Studio. Baku Old City and Baku Boulevard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Dedicate the 18th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center and shop like a local with Nizami Street/Torgovaya.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Baku holiday planning app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Baku reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gusar.
Tours · Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites
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Gusar — 1 night

The Gates with Tranquil Peaks and Thrilling Activities

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.
For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gusar driving holiday planner.

Getting from Baku to Gusar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Baku in December, Gusar is a bit cooler at night with lows of -2°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Gabala.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf
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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.
On the 21st (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, then examine the collection at Gabala Archaeological Center, and then learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gabala trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Gusar to Gabala in 5.5 hours. In December in Gabala, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -2°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for home.
Parks · Museums · Wineries · Winter Sports
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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.