10 days in Rasht, Van & Baku Itinerary

10 days in Rasht, Van & Baku Itinerary

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10 days in Rasht, Van & Baku Itinerary

Start: Tehran, Iran
Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Rasht, Iran
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 30​min
2
Van, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
3
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
End: Tehran, Iran

1
night
Rasht, Iran

Rasht ©
Rasht is the capital city of Gilan Province, Iran. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): walk around Shahrdari Square and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saqalaksar Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to Mellat-Park Sundial, see the interesting displays at Rasht Museum, and then cruise along Khalkal - Asalem Road.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rasht trip itinerary planner .

Tehran to Rasht is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Tehran, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rasht, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Van.

Things to do in Rasht

Parks Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

Khalkal - Asalem Road
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Saqalaksar Lake ©
Saqalaksar Lake
Rasht Museum ©
Rasht Museum
Mellat-Park Sundial ©
Mellat-Park Sundial

2
nights
Van, Turkey

Van ©
Van is a city in eastern Turkey's Van Province, located on the eastern shore of Lake Van. Van is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Akdamar Island, explore the historical opulence of Hosap Castle (Hosap Kalesi), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulu Cami, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Van.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Van trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rasht to Van. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Van

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Akdamar Island ©
Akdamar Island
Lake Van ©
Lake Van
Van Castle (Van Kalesi) ©
Van Castle (Van Kalesi)

4
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, learn more about the world around you at Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, make a trip to Flame Towers, and explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Shirvanshahs.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Baku travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Van to Baku. The time zone difference when traveling from Van to Baku is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center ©
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center
Baku Boulevard ©
Baku Boulevard

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