18 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

18 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Guatemala City
Fly:  28 h
1
Ashgabat
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Mary
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Kaakhka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Bamy
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Balkanabat
— 1 night
+3
Train + Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 45 min
6
Kunya-Urgench
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Darvaza
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  32 h
End: Guatemala City

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, see the interesting displays at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, and make a trip to Geokdepe.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ashgabat online day trip planner.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Ashgabat is an approximately 29- hour flight. Traveling from Guatemala City to Ashgabat, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Guatemala City in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Ashgabat, with highs around 15°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Mary.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Ashgabat National Museum of History ©
Ashgabat National Museum of History
Gypjak Mosque ©
Gypjak Mosque

2
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gyaur Kala. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala, then get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Zelyony (Green) Bazaar.

Plan my day in Mary using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Ashgabat to Mary in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ashgabat in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Mary. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kaakhka.

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 ©
National History and Ethnology Museum

2
nights
Kaakhka

Kaakhka ©
Kaka also known as Kaakhka, Kaakcha or Chaacha is a town and capital of Kaka District in the Ahal Province of Turkmenistan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Abiverd Ruins. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Abiverd Ruins.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kaakhka trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Mary to Kaakhka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel to Bamy.

Things to do in Kaakhka

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Abiverd Ruins ©
Abiverd Ruins

1
night
Bamy

Bamy
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bahardenskaya Cave. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Bahardenskaya Cave.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bamy trip planning website.

You can drive from Kaakhka to Bamy in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Balkanabat.

Things to do in Bamy

Parks Nature
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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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ruins of Ancient Dehistan as well as Yangykala Canyon. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Ruins of Ancient Dehistan, then appreciate the history behind The Monument to the Desert Explorers, and then explore the stunning scenery at Yangykala Canyon.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Balkanabat online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bamy to Balkanabat takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kunya-Urgench.

Things to do in Balkanabat

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Yangykala Canyon ©
Yangykala Canyon

1
night
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Konye Urgenc Museum as well as Kutlug Timur Minaret. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Konye Urgenc, then contemplate the long history of Kutlug Timur Minaret, then make a trip to Konye Urgenc Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Turabek Khanum Mausoleum.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kunya-Urgench trip itinerary website.

Getting from Balkanabat to Kunya-Urgench by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Kunya-Urgench can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Darvaza.

Things to do in Kunya-Urgench

Historic Sites
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Kutlug Timur Minaret ©
Kutlug Timur Minaret
Konye Urgenc ©
Konye Urgenc
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum ©
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum

2
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Darvaza Gas Crater has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Darvaza Water Crater. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Darvaza Gas Crater.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Darvaza trip planner.

You can drive from Kunya-Urgench to Darvaza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Darvaza

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