Seasons and Weather
Azerbaijan’s climate is characterised by freezing winters and scorching summers, making spring and autumn the best seasons to visit. Although winters are milder along the Caspian Sea, you can expect sub-zero temperatures and snowfall towards the Caucasus Mountains. Fewer tourists visit Azerbaijan during the winter months. But those that do brave the icy temperatures are rewarded with very cheap rates for accommodation. Azerbaijan also offers ski resorts at Shahdag or Tufandag.
April to June is a great time to visit Azerbaijan, with clear, bright skies and pleasant temperatures. The lowlands are green and the mountains carpeted with wildflowers. These months are also a great time for exploring Azerbaijan’s cities and celebrating Novruz Bayrami, which is Azerbaijan’s New Year.
The summer months can get uncomfortably hot and humid in Azerbaijan, particularly in the capital city of Baku. If you’re visiting during these months, you may want to consider visiting resorts by the Caspian Sea such as Lankaran. Thanks to the cooler mountain temperatures, July can also be one of the best months to go trekking in the Caucasus.
While Azerbaijan is home to a majority Muslim population, the fasting month of Ramadan is unlikely to disrupt your travel plans. Unlike in other Islamic nations in regions such as the Middle East, restaurants, cafes and bars tend to open as normal.