16 days in Kunya-Urgench & Ashgabat Itinerary

16 days in Kunya-Urgench & Ashgabat Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Kunya-Urgench
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Ashgabat
— 8 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Stockholm

6
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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turabek Khanum Mausoleum and Kutlug Timur Minaret. Get a sense of the local culture at Il Arslan Mausoleum and Gate of the Caravanserai. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Konye Urgenc Museum, and explore the ancient world of Kyrk Molla.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kunya-Urgench attractions planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Kunya-Urgench is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Kunya-Urgench is 4 hours. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for warmer days in Kunya-Urgench, with highs around 40°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to Ashgabat.

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

8
nights
Ashgabat

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts and Geokdepe. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Russian Bazaar and Tolkuchka-Basar. There's still lots to do: take an unorthodox tour of Kow Ata Underground Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hezreti Osman Mosque.

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Getting from Kunya-Urgench to Ashgabat by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ashgabat when traveling from Kunya-Urgench in June, with lows around 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
Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts ©
Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts
Geokdepe ©
Geokdepe