6 days in Baku & Beirut Itinerary

6 days in Baku & Beirut Itinerary

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Start: Baku, Azerbaijan
1
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Beirut, Lebanon
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Baku, Azerbaijan

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Baku Old City and Flame Towers. You'll explore and learn at Heydar Aliyev Center and Gobustan State Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, take in panoramic vistas at Maiden Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs, and step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Shirvanshahs.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. October in Baku sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Gobustan State Reserve
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Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center
Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve
Baku Old City
Baku Old City

3
nights
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
On the 21st (Mon), examine the collection at Villa Audi Mosaic Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temples of Baalbek, and then appreciate the history behind Our Lady of Lebanon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Chir Bay, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, and then examine the collection at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Beirut road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Beirut takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Baku to Beirut due to the time zone difference. In October, Beirut is a bit warmer than Baku - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Chir Bay, Our Lady of Lebanon, Temples of Baalbek
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum

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