15 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

15 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  24 h
1
Ashgabat
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Mary
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
3
Kunya-Urgench
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Darvaza
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: San Francisco

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, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, get engrossed in the history at Ashgabat National Museum of History, and don't miss a visit to Monument Arch of Neutrality.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ashgabat trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Ashgabat is an approximately 24- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Ashgabat is 13 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ashgabat, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mary.

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
Ashgabat National Museum of History ©
Ashgabat National Museum of History

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): make a trip to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, take an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pokrovskaya Church, and finally delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Zelyony (Green) Bazaar and then delve into the distant past at Gonur Depe.

Make your Mary itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Ashgabat to Mary in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. October in Mary sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Kunya-Urgench.

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

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

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kunya-Urgench tour itinerary site.

Getting from Mary to Kunya-Urgench by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mary in October, things will get little chillier in Kunya-Urgench: highs are around 62°F and lows about 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Darvaza.

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

4
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Darvaza is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Darvaza Gas Crater and make a trip to Darvaza Water Crater.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Darvaza sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kunya-Urgench to Darvaza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. You will leave for home on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Darvaza

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