16 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

16 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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16 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Ashgabat
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Kaakhka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mary
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
Kunya-Urgench
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + train:  7​h 45​min
5
Balkanabat
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Bamy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Stockholm

4
nights
Ashgabat

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Get some cultural insight at Turkmen Carpet Museum and Geokdepe. Let the collections at Ashgabat National Museum of History and Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kow Ata Underground Lake, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, browse the eclectic array of goods at Tolkuchka-Basar, and explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Ashgabat is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Ashgabat, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Ashgabat is much hotter than Stockholm - with highs of 43°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Kaakhka.

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

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Kaakhka

Kaakhka ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Abiverd Ruins.

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Take a train from Ashgabat to Kaakhka in 3.5 hours. You will leave for Mary on the 8th (Mon).

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Abiverd Ruins ©
Abiverd Ruins

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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 9th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum and then delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church and then explore the ancient world of Gonur Depe.

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You can drive from Kaakhka to Mary in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Mary can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kunya-Urgench.

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Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
Gonur Depe ©
Gonur Depe
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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Seyit Ahmet, contemplate the long history of Il Arslan Mausoleum, contemplate the long history of Kutlug Timur Minaret, then steep yourself in history at Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Kunya-Urgench, and finally delve into the distant past at Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Gate of the Caravanserai, then contemplate the long history of Kyrk Molla, then make a trip to Konye Urgenc, and finally make a trip to Konye Urgenc Museum.

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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. When traveling from Mary in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Kunya-Urgench, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Balkanabat.

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

1
night
Balkanabat

Balkanabat ©
Balkanabat, formerly Nebit Dag, is a city in western Turkmenistan, and the capital of Balkan Province, the largest province in the country. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Monument to the Desert Explorers and then explore the stunning scenery at Yangykala Canyon. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Gozli Ata Mausoleum.

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Getting from Kunya-Urgench to Balkanabat by combination of taxi, flight, and train takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bamy.

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Yangykala Canyon ©
Yangykala Canyon

2
nights
Bamy

Bamy
On the 15th (Mon), Head underground at Bahardenskaya Cave.

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You can drive from Balkanabat to Bamy in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

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