15 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

15 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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15 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  24​h
1
Ashgabat
— 5 nights
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, shopping, casinos, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa, make a trip to Geokdepe, examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ashgabat trip itinerary builder website .

San Francisco, USA to Ashgabat is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from San Francisco to Ashgabat due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in October since evenings lows in Ashgabat dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel 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
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (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 explore the ancient world of Gyaur Kala. On your second day here, look for gifts at Zelyony (Green) Bazaar and then delve into the distant past at Gonur Depe.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mary online visit planner .

Fly from Ashgabat to Mary in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Mary can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. 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 ©

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), don't miss a visit to Konye Urgenc, don't miss a visit to Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Kutlug Timur Minaret, then contemplate the long history of Il Arslan Mausoleum, and finally don't miss a visit to Konye Urgenc Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Kyrk Molla, explore the ancient world of Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Kunya-Urgench, then contemplate the long history of Seyit Ahmet, and finally delve into the distant past at Gate of the Caravanserai.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kunya-Urgench journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mary to Kunya-Urgench takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mary in October; daily highs in Kunya-Urgench reach 62°F and lows reach 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to 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 . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to "Door to Hell" Gas Deposit.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Darvaza vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Kunya-Urgench to Darvaza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Darvaza

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