15 days in Baku & Izmir Itinerary

15 days in Baku & Izmir Itinerary

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1
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 4 nights
2
Izmir, Turkey
— 10 nights

4
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Philharmonic Park and Heydar Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, don't miss a visit to Monument to Richard Sorge, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, and take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Baku trip itinerary planning tool.

If you are flying in from Azerbaijan, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Dreamland Golf Club ©
Dreamland Golf Club
Philharmonic Park
Philharmonic Park

10
nights
Izmir, Turkey

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fame Beach and Sevgi Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pirlanta Beach and Cukuralti Halk Plaji. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Izmir: Selcuk (Temple of Hadrian & Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)), Karaburun (Ardic Plaji & Incirlikoy (Akvaryum) Plaji) and Barselona Beach (in Dikili). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Thu) at Tortuga Water Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Akkum Plaji, delve into the distant past at Magnesia Antik Kenti, make a trip to Atatürk monument, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hisar Mosque.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Izmir trip planner.

Fly from Baku to Izmir in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Baku in August, expect Izmir to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Izmir

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kusadasi, Selcuk, Karaburun, Dikili, Magnesia Antik Kenti
Highlights from your plan
Incirlikoy (Akvaryum) Plaji ©
Incirlikoy (Akvaryum) Plaji
Tortuga Water Park ©
Tortuga Water Park
Cukuralti Halk Plaji ©
Cukuralti Halk Plaji

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