15 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

15 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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15 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Darvaza
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kunya-Urgench
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Mary
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Ashgabat
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Darvaza is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to "Door to Hell" Gas Deposit.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Darvaza trip itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Darvaza is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Turkmenistan Time is 4 hours. You'll set off for Kunya-Urgench on the 11th (Mon).

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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): make a trip to Konye Urgenc, contemplate the long history of Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, then steep yourself in history at Kutlug Timur Minaret, then explore the ancient world of Il Arslan Mausoleum, and finally don't miss a visit to Konye Urgenc Museum. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Kyrk Molla, don't miss a visit to Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Kunya-Urgench, then contemplate the long history of Seyit Ahmet, and finally make a trip to Gate of the Caravanserai.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kunya-Urgench day trip planner.

You can drive from Darvaza to Kunya-Urgench in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can 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

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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.
On the 14th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, take an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church, and finally delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala. On your second day here, look for gifts at Zelyony (Green) Bazaar and then explore the ancient world of Gonur Depe.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mary travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kunya-Urgench to Mary takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, Mary is a bit warmer than Kunya-Urgench - with highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Mary

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Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque ©
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque
National History and Ethnology Museum ©

6
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, shopping, casinos, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa, see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, don't miss a visit to Geokdepe, and appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ashgabat trip builder .

Getting from Mary to Ashgabat by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mary in November since evenings lows in Ashgabat dip to 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Fun & Games Theme Parks
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Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum