30 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

30 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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30 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Ashgabat
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Darvaza
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kunya-Urgench
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Mary
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kaakhka
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

3
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, shopping, casinos, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, see the interesting displays at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, and make a trip to Gypjak Mosque.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ashgabat trip maker .

Tallinn, Estonia to Ashgabat is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Turkmenistan Time (TMT) is 3 hours. Traveling from Tallinn in April, expect nights in Ashgabat to be somewhat warmer, around 7°C, while days are much warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Darvaza.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums
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Ashgabat hippodrome ©
Ashgabat hippodrome
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument

5
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Darvaza is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to "Door to Hell" Gas Deposit.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Darvaza online journey planner .

Drive from Ashgabat to Darvaza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll set off for Kunya-Urgench on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Darvaza

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

5
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. Kunya-Urgench is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kunya-Urgench, make a trip to Seyit Ahmet, and explore the ancient world of Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kunya-Urgench trip website .

You can drive from Darvaza to Kunya-Urgench in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Kunya-Urgench can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel to Mary.

Things to do in Kunya-Urgench

Historic Sites
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Kunya-Urgench ©
Kunya-Urgench
Kutlug Timur Minaret ©
Kutlug Timur Minaret
Konye Urgenc ©
Konye Urgenc

5
nights
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.
Mary is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala, look for gifts at Zelyony (Green) Bazaar, get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pokrovskaya Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mary tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Kunya-Urgench to Mary by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Kunya-Urgench in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Mary: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel 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 ©

9
nights
Kaakhka

Kaakhka ©
Kaakhka is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Abiverd Ruins.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kaakhka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mary to Kaakhka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kaakhka

Historic Sites
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Abiverd Ruins ©
Abiverd Ruins

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