15 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

15 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Ashgabat
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Darvaza
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Kunya-Urgench
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Mary
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Kaakhka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

5
nights
Ashgabat

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Ashgabat is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, and see the interesting displays at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat visit planner.

Mumbai, India to Ashgabat is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Ashgabat is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Ashgabat: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Darvaza.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Monument Arch of Neutrality ©
Monument Arch of Neutrality

2
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): make a trip to Darvaza Water Crater. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Darvaza Gas Crater.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Darvaza tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ashgabat to Darvaza in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kunya-Urgench.

Things to do in Darvaza

Parks Nature
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Darvaza Gas Crater ©
Darvaza Gas Crater
Darvaza Water Crater ©
Darvaza Water Crater

2
nights
Kunya-Urgench

Kunya-Urgench ©
Konye-Urgench, also known as Kunya-Urgench, Old Urgench or Urganj, is a municipality of about 30,000 inhabitants in north Turkmenistan, just south from its border with Uzbekistan. On the 19th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Konye Urgenc, contemplate the long history of Kutlug Timur Minaret, then steep yourself in history at Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, and finally steep yourself in history at Kunya-Urgench. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Konye Urgenc Museum, delve into the distant past at Gate of the Caravanserai, explore the ancient world of Kyrk Molla, delve into the distant past at Il Arslan Mausoleum, then explore the ancient world of Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, and finally contemplate the long history of Seyit Ahmet.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kunya-Urgench trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Darvaza to Kunya-Urgench takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Kunya-Urgench are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mary.

Things to do in Kunya-Urgench

Historic Sites
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Kunya-Urgench ©
Kunya-Urgench
Kutlug Timur Minaret ©
Kutlug Timur Minaret
Konye Urgenc ©
Konye Urgenc

3
nights
Mary

Mary ©
Prosperous thanks to its successful cotton growing and processing industry, Mary retains much of the Soviet-era sensibility once prevalent in this part of the world.
Mary is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala, get a taste of the local shopping with Zelyony (Green) Bazaar, pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church, and take an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mary road trip app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kunya-Urgench to Mary in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. May in Mary sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C at night. You'll set off for Kaakhka on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque ©
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque
National History and Ethnology Museum ©
National History and Ethnology Museum

2
nights
Kaakhka

Kaakhka ©
Kaka also known as Kaakhka, Kaakcha or Chaacha is a town and capital of Kaka District in the Ahal Province of Turkmenistan. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Abiverd Ruins.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaakhka online vacation planner.

You can drive from Mary to Kaakhka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kaakhka

Historic Sites
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Abiverd Ruins ©
Abiverd Ruins

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