28 days in Baku, Astara & Ismayilli Itinerary

28 days in Baku, Astara & Ismayilli Itinerary

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Baku
— 4 nights
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Astara
— 8 nights
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Ismayilli
— 5 nights
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Baku
— 8 nights
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Gobustan State Reserve and Dreamland Golf Club. Do some cultural sightseeing at Baku Old City and Baku Boulevard. Dedicate the 7th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, and explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Baku road trip planning tool.

Karachi, Pakistan to Baku is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Karachi to Baku due to the time zone difference. In June, Baku is little chillier than Karachi - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Astara.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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Astara

— 8 nights
Astara, also known as Azerbaijani Astara, is a city in and the capital of the Astara Rayon of Azerbaijan. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Hirkan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Yanarbulag Spring.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Astara travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Baku to Astara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Ismayilli.

Things to do in Astara

Parks · Nature
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Ismayilli

— 5 nights

A Place to Enjoy Ancient Crafts and Delightful Food & Wine

Take a trip to Ismayilli to discover a region of rolling countryside producing some of Azerbaijan’s best honey, dairy produce, and wine.
Get some historical perspective at Diri Baba Mausoleum and Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum. Get some cultural insight at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and Basgal Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ismayilli: Lahij Central Street (in Lahij), Meyseri Wines (in Meysary) and Alti Aghaj National Park (in Altiaghach). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Chabiant Winery and don't miss a visit to Ivanovka Village.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ismayilli trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Astara to Ismayilli in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Ismayilli

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:

Baku

— 8 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

Get outdoors at Yanardag and Baku Funicular. Get a sense of the local culture at Fountains Square and Bibi-Heybat Mosque. See some other sides of Baku: take a stroll through Little Venice, pause for some photo ops at Pushkin Statue, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ali Shamsi Studio.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Baku travel route website.

Getting from Ismayilli to Baku by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ismayilli in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Baku, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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