8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Gobustan — 1 day

Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (UNESCO Heritage) covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gobustan vacation builder tool.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Gobustan is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuwait City to Gobustan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in January, you will find days in Gobustan are colder (8°C), and nights are a bit cooler (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Gabala.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Gabaland, hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then explore the activities along Nohur Lake.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gabala trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Gobustan to Gabala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gobustan in January since evenings lows in Gabala dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sheki.
Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Sheki — 1 night

Azerbaijan's True Historical Gem

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 21st (Sat): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sheki tour website.

Getting from Gabala to Sheki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gusar.
Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): walk around Nariman Narimanov Park, then fly down the slopes at Shahdag Mountain Resort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Six-Domed Synagogue, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mountain Jews Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gusar online itinerary planner.

Getting from Sheki to Gusar by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Gusar sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Baku.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
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Baku — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Sculpture Girl on Bench. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniature Books, contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, ponder the design of Philharmonic Park, and explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Baku trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Gusar to Baku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gusar in January, Baku is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.