8 days in Dammam & Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 4 nights
Gusar, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
Gobustan, Azerbaijan
— 1 night


Dammam, Saudi Arabia — 1 night

Plan a holiday to Dammam for breathtaking views of pristine scenery in a city that bursts with picture-perfect parks boasting patches of lush lawn and vibrant floral displays.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): gain insight at King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, and then look for gifts at Mall Of Dhahran. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the engaging exhibits at Ithra.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dammam trip builder app.

Riyadh to Dammam is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Riyadh in February, Dammam is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Baku.
Shopping · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife
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Baku, Azerbaijan — 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: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and don't miss a visit to Fountains Square.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Baku trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dammam to Baku takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Baku is 1 hour. Traveling from Dammam in February, expect nights in Baku to be a bit cooler, around 3°C, while days are cooler, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gusar.
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Gusar, Azerbaijan — 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Six-Domed Synagogue, then hit the slopes at Shahdag Mountain Resort, then get engrossed in the history at Mountain Jews Museum, and finally walk around Nariman Narimanov Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gusar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Baku to Gusar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Baku in February since evenings lows in Gusar dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gobustan.
Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums
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Gobustan, Azerbaijan — 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 23rd (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve and then make a trip to Mud Volcanoes.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gobustan trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Gusar to Gobustan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gusar in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 3°C in Gobustan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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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.