8 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Baku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gusar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 1 night
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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.
Baku is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, and take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Baku tour itinerary planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Baku is 1 hour. When traveling from Kuwait City in January, plan for cooler days in Baku, with highs around 8°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Gusar.
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Gusar — 2 nights

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 24th (Tue): walk around Nariman Narimanov Park, hit the slopes at Shahdag Mountain Resort, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Laza Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Afurja Waterfall, explore the different monuments and memorials at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, then get engrossed in the history at Mountain Jews Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Six-Domed Synagogue.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gusar trip itinerary site.

Getting from Baku to Gusar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Baku in January, plan for little chillier nights in Gusar, with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gobustan.
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Gobustan — 1 night

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 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Gobustan State Reserve and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gobustan trip planner.

You can drive from Gusar to Gobustan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gusar in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 2°C in Gobustan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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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.
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