5 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

5 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Baku

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Gobustan State Reserve and Yanardag. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Baku Old City and Baku Boulevard. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, and explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku trip maker tool.

Chicago, USA to Baku is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Chicago to Baku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Baku, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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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.