27 days in Baku, Leros & Sanliurfa Itinerary

27 days in Baku, Leros & Sanliurfa Itinerary

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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 8 nights
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Leros, Greece
— 9 nights
Drive
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Sanliurfa, Turkey
— 6 nights
Drive to Gaziantep International Airport, Fly to Izmir

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Baku, Azerbaijan — 8 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gobustan (Gobustan State Reserve & Mud Volcanoes). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, and steep yourself in history at Baku Old City.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Baku driving holiday planning site.

Izmir, Turkey to Baku is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Izmir to Baku is 1 hour. Traveling from Izmir in August, expect Baku to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Leros.
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Leros, Greece — 9 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leros: Platis Gialos Beach (in Lipsi), Tourlou (in Skala) and Patmos (Cave of Apocalypse, Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, &more).

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Leros day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Baku to Leros takes 38.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Azerbaijan Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Leros are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sanliurfa.
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Sanliurfa, Turkey — 6 nights

Şanlıurfa, often simply known as Urfa or Al-Ruha, in ancient times Edessa, is a city with 561,465 inhabitants in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province. Venture out of the city with trips to Gaziantep (Zeugma Mosaic Museum & Gaziantep Zoo). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Balikligol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hz. Eyup Sabir Makami, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Abraham, and step into the grandiose world of Castle of Urfa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sanliurfa trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Leros to Sanliurfa by car takes about 21 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Leros to Sanliurfa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.
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