31 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

31 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkmenistan itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

31 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: Antalya
Drive:  22​h 15​min
1
Balkanabat
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Dasoguz Province
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Darvaza
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Kaakhka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mary
— 5 nights
6
Ashgabat
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Antalya

4
nights
Balkanabat

Balkanabat ©
Balkanabat, formerly Nebit Dag, is a city in western Turkmenistan, and the capital of Balkan Province, the largest province in the country. Balkanabat is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Yangykala Canyon, appreciate the history behind The Monument to the Desert Explorers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gozli Ata Mausoleum.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Balkanabat trip maker site .

Antalya, Turkey to Balkanabat is an approximately 41.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Antalya to Balkanabat is 2 hours. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Dasoguz Province.

Things to do in Balkanabat

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Yangykala Canyon ©
Yangykala Canyon

3
nights
Dasoguz Province

Dasoguz Province ©
Dasoguz Province is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kutlug Timur Minaret, make a trip to Il Arslan Mausoleum, and explore the ancient world of Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dasoguz Province day trip site .

You can drive from Balkanabat to Dasoguz Province in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Darvaza.

Things to do in Dasoguz Province

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kutlug Timur Minaret ©
Kutlug Timur Minaret
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum ©
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum
Il Arslan Mausoleum ©
Il Arslan Mausoleum

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.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Darvaza trip planner.

Drive from Dasoguz Province to Darvaza in 2 hours. You'll set off for Kaakhka on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Darvaza

Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Darvaza Gas Crater ©
Darvaza Gas Crater
Darvaza Water Crater ©
Darvaza Water Crater

4
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 photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kaakhka trip planner .

Drive from Darvaza to Kaakhka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will leave for Mary on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Kaakhka

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Abiverd Ruins ©
Abiverd Ruins

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: explore the ancient world of Gyaur Kala, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pokrovskaya Church, look for gifts at Zelyony (Green) Bazaar, and get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Mary day trip tool .

Getting from Kaakhka to Mary by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Mary, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 21°C at night. You'll set off for Ashgabat on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay May 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque ©
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque
National History and Ethnology Museum ©

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, shopping, casinos, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa, don't miss a visit to Monument Arch of Neutrality, examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, and get engrossed in the history at Ashgabat National Museum of History.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ashgabat online trip planner .

Getting from Mary to Ashgabat by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mary in May, with highs in Ashgabat at 31°C and lows at 14°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Fun & Games Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay May 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Ashgabat hippodrome ©
Ashgabat hippodrome
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument