15 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

15 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Darvaza
— 3 nights
2
Kunya-Urgench
— 2 nights
3
Mary
— 2 nights
4
Ashgabat
— 6 nights

3
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Darvaza is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Darvaza Gas Crater and make a trip to Darvaza Water Crater.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Darvaza is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Amsterdam to Darvaza, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Kunya-Urgench on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Darvaza

Nature Parks
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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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): make a trip to Konye Urgenc, contemplate the long history of Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, thensteep yourself in history at Kutlug Timur Minaret, thenexplore the ancient world of Il Arslan Mausoleum, and finally don't miss a visit to Konye Urgenc Museum. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Kyrk Molla, make a trip to Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Kunya-Urgench, thencontemplate the long history of Seyit Ahmet, and finally explore the ancient world of Gate of the Caravanserai.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kunya-Urgench route site.

Traveling by car from Darvaza to Kunya-Urgench takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Kunya-Urgench are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough 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

2
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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), make a trip to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, thentake an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church, and finally explore the ancient world of Gyaur Kala. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Zelyony (Green) Bazaar and then delve into the distant past at Gonur Depe.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mary sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kunya-Urgench to Mary in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kunya-Urgench in November; daily highs in Mary reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque ©
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque
National History and Ethnology Museum ©
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, don't miss a visit to Monument Arch of Neutrality, and identify plant and animal life at Kow Ata Underground Lake.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Mary to Ashgabat takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Mary in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Ashgabat. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Fun & Games Theme Parks
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Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Gypjak Mosque ©
Gypjak Mosque
Monument Arch of Neutrality ©
Monument Arch of Neutrality