Azerbaijan - A traditional mix of Turkish and Russian influence - is a fantastic quick getaway for the people of Dubai and the middle east.
If you are trying to plan your trip to Azerbaijan and wondering what are the best things to do in Azerbaijan, here is a 3-day itinerary for you where you start from Baku City and head over to the Railway Station in Baku to travel to Shaki. From Shaki you go to Qabala, Lahij and Ismayilli and then back to Baku International Airport.
Each city has its own set of things to do and places to visit, and this itinerary has been created in chronological order by the shortest distance from point A to point B. So just follow this itinerary and enjoy your trip.
It is recommended to have a driver pre-booked once you arrive at Sheki Railway station who can be with you from Day 2 to Day 3. You can also rent a car and drive around yourself if you are comfortable with taht.
Day 1 - Explore Baku city
From the Airport, Drive to...
Haider Aliyev Cultural Centre
Maidens Tower (Qiz Qalasi)
Restaurant Nargiz for Food
Upland Park, Cemetery, Panoramic View **
[19 Min Walk or 9 Min drive]
(Ride the Baku Funicular)
aka Nizami Street [Torgovaya (Merchant) St.]
Try to go at night
Baku Central Railway Train Station
Travel overnight from Baku to Sheki (Shaki) via Train.
Make sure to book your tickets upfront from the Baku Railway station website
If you are travelling in Summer, book for AC cabins. [Highly Recommended to book AC Cabins]
Day 2 - Sheki and Qabala
Sheki Khans Palace
Check the timings before going there.
Drive to Qabala which is 1hr 18 mins from Shaki
Amazing breakfast under cotton trees, strawberry trees and lake
Tufandag Mountain Resort
Mountains, Cable Cars/Ski Lift
Yeddi Gozel Waterfall (7 Beauties Waterfall)
Day 3 - 17 June
Start at 6 AM, The last day before travelling back to Baku Airport. Explore the Lahij village shops and markets
Take a walk on the suspension Bridge
Ivanovka (Russian Village)
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