16 days in Kunya-Urgench & Ashgabat Itinerary

16 days in Kunya-Urgench & Ashgabat Itinerary

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16 days in Kunya-Urgench & Ashgabat Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  25​h
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Stockholm


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. Popular historic sites such as Turabek Khanum Mausoleum and Il Arslan Mausoleum are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kutlug Timur Minaret and Gate of the Caravanserai. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, contemplate the long history of Kunya-Urgench, and make a trip to Konye Urgenc.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Kunya-Urgench is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Stockholm to Kunya-Urgench due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for much hotter days in Kunya-Urgench, with highs around 40°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°C. On the 8th (Mon), you're off toAshgabat.

Things to do in Kunya-Urgench

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Il Arslan Mausoleum ©
Il Arslan Mausoleum
Kutlug Timur Minaret ©
Kutlug Timur Minaret
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum ©
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum


Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
For shopping fun, head to Russian Bazaar or Tolkuchka-Basar. Turkmen Carpet Museum and Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kow Ata Underground Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa, and contemplate the long history of Seyit Jemaletdin Mosque.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kunya-Urgench to Ashgabat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kunya-Urgench in June since evenings lows in Ashgabat dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

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Kow Ata Underground Lake ©
Kow Ata Underground Lake
Geokdepe ©
Hezreti Osman Mosque ©
Hezreti Osman Mosque