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Azerbaijan – a captivating blend of old and new

Flights to Azerbaijan transport you to a land where Asia meets Europe, and ultramodern cities nestle among ancient wonders and dazzling natural beauty.

Fly to the capital Baku, and explore the Old City alongside modern-day wonders such as the Flame Towers.

Extend your voyage into the countryside, taking in mountainous landscapes, rural villages, national parks and mesmerising mud volcanoes.

Visit the Gobustan National Park to see fascinating rock carvings, created thousands of years ago, and discover the remains of ancient civilisations.

At Shirvan National Park, you’ll see rare birds and herds of gazelle in the vast greenery – visit between September to December to see flocks of pink flamingos.

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What's the weather like in Azerbaijan?

Figures shown are for Baku

Average TemperatureAverage Rainfall

Jan

4°C

2cm

Feb

4°C

2cm

Mar

7°C

2cm

Apr

12°C

2cm

May

20°C

1cm

Jun

24°C

2cm

Jul

27°C

1cm

Aug

27°C

1cm

Sep

23°C

2cm

Oct

17°C

2cm

Nov

11°C

3cm

Dec

7°C

3cm

In Azerbaijan, summers are quite hot, and winters very cold. As such, the mildest time to visit is the spring into early summer, from April to June, or in autumn, from September to October.

In July and August, temperatures sit at an average of 27°C or above. January and February are the coldest, at around 5°C or lower.

Flying to Azerbaijan with Etihad

martyrs monument in baku

Baku (GYD)

Fly to Azerbaijan with Etihad Airways and you’ll land at Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD) in Baku. It’s the most popular city to visit in the country and is nicknamed the ‘City of Winds in the Land of Fire’. Baku boasts breathtaking architecture and a superbly preserved Old City, which is an officially recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Reasons to visit Azerbaijan

maidens tower landmark in baku azerbaijan

Ancient wonders

Traditional Azerbaijan is wonderfully preserved throughout the country, but even more so in Baku’s ancient Old City – with examples dating back as far as the 7th century.

Protected by its UNESCO World Heritage status, you can walk within its sandstone walls and visit the likes of the Maiden Tower and the Palace of the Shirvanshahs. Outside of Baku, take the time to visit Sheki, a 2,500-year-old town nestled at the foot of the southern Greater Caucasus Mountain.

a view at night with illuminated buildings and the flame towers in baku azerbaijan

A modern touch

Azerbaijan’s thriving oil industry is reflected in the grandeur of its modern-day architecture. Since the first oil boom in the 1870s, right up to the present day, innovative structures keep popping up all over Azerbaijan, especially around Baku.

Head here to see the soaring Flame Towers, the remarkable Heydar Aliyev cultural centre and the unique Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum – all impressive architectural feats.

field with craters of mud volcano in gobustan azerbaijan

The great outdoors

Away from the bustle of Azerbaijan’s cities, there’s a wealth of natural beauty to explore. Walk among gigantic rocks etched with prehistoric petroglyphs at the Gobustan National Park, not far from Baku. Visit Shirvan National Park to explore sand dunes and spot big cats, gazelles and hundreds of species of exotic birds.

If you’re visiting Gabala, then take a trip to the Yeddi Gozel Waterfall to admire the tranquil surroundings. Of course, you can’t travel to Azerbaijan without experiencing incredible mud volcanoes in action – the country boasts the most in the entire world.

Things to know before you fly to Azerbaijan

currency Local currency

The currency in Azerbaijan is the Azerbaijan manat (AZN), with no other currencies accepted. You can sometimes use major credit cards, but it’s predominantly a cash-based economy.

globe Language

The official language spoken in Azerbaijan is Azerbaijani, or Azeri, which is a Turkic language. You’ll still get by speaking English in most places though, especially at major hotels.

socket Plugs

The plug sockets in Azerbaijan are types C and F. Standard Euro adaptors with two rounded pins will work here.

charities Cultural considerations

Azerbaijanis pride themselves on their hospitality, something that is central to their culture. Guests should be mindful to respect the Islamic faith of the vast majority of the population by dressing accordingly in public.

Flying to Azerbaijan: FAQs

Where should I fly to in Azerbaijan?

Baku is your gateway to the rest of Azerbaijan. Fly to Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD), and take time to explore the city. The capital serves as an ideal base for discovering the wider country too.

How many days do you need to visit Azerbaijan?

How long you’ll need in the country depends on your itinerary. You can easily spend two or three days exploring Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital and largest city. Head further afield for rugged landscapes, hiking trails and rural villages. A week to 10 days is perfect to see more of the country’s many highlights.

What continent is Azerbaijan in?

The country of Azerbaijan is spread across two continents, straddling the border of south-eastern Europe and south-west Asia. The capital city, Baku, lies on Azerbaijan’s eastern coast in Asia, on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Why we love Azerbaijan

“The capital, Baku, has some of the most incredible modern buildings you’ll ever see – a contrast with the charming Old City. There's some great food in Azerbaijan too – try plov, the Azeri national dish, made with saffron and rice.”

The best of Azerbaijan

Few countries in the world have transformed themselves in such a short time as Azerbaijan. In thirty years it’s become a country constantly looking ahead and building a bold new future. This progression is paralleled by the ambitious skyscrapers leaping up in the capital, Baku.

Hidden behind that glossy facade is the ancient and charming old face of Azerbaijan. The landscapes here are gorgeous and unspoiled, while the cities are gearing up for tourists drawn-in by the friendly welcome they’re promised.

Find out more before you fly to Azerbaijan with articles from our Atlas magazine.

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