What to do in Baku in one day

09:00 – Boulevard Hotel Baku

09:30 – Old City Baku

10:30 – Buffetique

11:00 – TAzerbaijan Carpet Museum

12:30 – Restoran Qazmaq

14:00 – Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center

16:00 – Mado Cafe

17:00 – Nizami Street

18:30 – Baku Boulevard

19:30 – Sirvansah Restoran

21:00 – Live music at Avaz Dining & Lounge

22:30 – 360 Bar / Hilton Baku

23:59 – Opera Sky

 

We mapped out your day trip in Baku

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Baku

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

From bubbling mud volcanoes to revolving sky bars, day trips to Baku have something for every type of traveler. Grab your camera and explore amid the stone walls and cobbled streets of Baku’s historic city center. Climb the 12th century Maiden Tower to get a bird’s eye view of the Old City and tour the sacred Palace of the Shirvanshahs. During your Baku day trips, see the city’s artsy side at Baku’s Museum of Contemporary Art or enjoy samples of local beer from the breweries. Shoot some pool at any one of the bars in Baku or explore The Yashil Bazaar for fresh produce

To escape the hustle and bustle of the main city, walk along Baku Boulevard and catch a lovely sea breeze. Take the trip to see the amazing Fire Mountain, brush up on your geology and see the Gobustan Rock Art, or admire the architecture at the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center

Sample fresh Motal cheese or snack on a variety of fresh vegetables. Try a pomegranate salad and Lamb Sadj, a more traditional dish of lamb and vegetables. Fisinjan is also a must-try dish, consisting of sweet dark meat with plums, salt, onions, rice, and pomegranate molasses

To say “Hello” in Azerbaijani say “Salam” (pronounced SA-LAM), “How are you?” is “Necəsiz?” (pronounced NE-JA-SIZ) or “Necəsən?” (pronounced NE-JA-SAN). To ask how much something costs, ask “Bu neçəyədir?” (pronounced BU NEH-CHA-YA-DIR)

Summers in Baku are extremely hot, with highs of over 100 degrees. Fall is a nice time to visit, complete with 50-60 degree weather and a nice breeze. Winters are frigid, with temperatures from the 10s to 30s. Spring brings temperatures in the 30-50s

Taxis going from the airport to the city center costs 20-30 Manat. Baku has a pretty good public transportation system and a bus is an easy way to travel for around 5 Manat. Renting a car for 300 Manat per week is also an option

It is easy to get around Baku by bus or minibus. Cruise around the sea on a ferry or travel by train across the city. Renting a car is another option that is fairly easy as well. Baku is also walkable and bikable

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