Route & dates
16 days in Mary & Ashgabat Itinerary
Fly: 23h 15min
Mary— 6 nights
Ashgabat— 8 nights
Fly: 16h 30min
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.Get some cultural insight at Gonur Depe and Pokrovskaya Church. Explore hidden gems such as Zelyony (Green) Bazaar and Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala and get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum.
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Stockholm, Sweden to Mary is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Stockholm to Mary. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in Mary at 43°C and lows at 26°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Ashgabat.
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A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turkmen Carpet Museum and Geokdepe. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kow Ata Underground Lake and Ashgabat hippodrome. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hezreti Osman Mosque, and appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.
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Traveling by flight from Mary to Ashgabat takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Ashgabat
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