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Bandar Abbas
Urmia
Day 6
05:00 pm
2h 25m
Estimate time
07:25 pm
Plane
1,741 km
Day 6
Urmia
Washington
Day 8
05:00 pm
14h 20m
Estimate time
07:20 am
Plane
10,323 km
Day 9
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Travel Tips

Of course! Here are some tips for your visit to Baku (Azerbaijan), Bandar Abbas (Iran), and Urmia (Iran):

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Baku is from April to June when the weather is warm but not too hot.
For Bandar Abbas and Urmia, the most convenient time to visit is during autumn and spring when the weather is quite pleasant.

Route and Accessibility:
Baku's Heydar Aliyev International Airport connects it with many major cities worldwide. Bandar Abbas and Urmia are accessible by flight from Tehran, the capital of Iran.
Also, Iran has a well-developed public transportation system, including buses and trains, to travel between different cities.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
None of these cities are at a high altitude, so you wouldn't typically need to worry about acclimatization.

Accommodation and Booking:
In all of these cities, it's recommended to book your accommodation in advance. There are a variety of accommodations, including hotels, guest houses, and hostels fitting different budget ranges.

Clothing and Essentials:
In Baku, normal western wear is generally accepted. However, while visiting Iran (Bandar Abbas and Urmia), it's crucial to remember that Iran is a conservative country with strict dress codes. Women are required to wear a hijab in public, and men should wear long pants.
Carry a sunblock, hat, and sunglasses for protection against the sun.

Health and Safety:
Tap water is safe to drink in Baku but stick to bottled water in Iran. Keep a basic first-aid kit handy. Remember, specific types of medications might not be available in Iran due to sanctions, so make sure to carry your necessary medications.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Remember to respect the local culture and traditions, particularly in Iran. Avoid discussing sensitive topics like politics. In Baku, shaking hands is common even with strangers. But in Iran, physical contact between different genders in public is not acceptable.