50 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

50 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  18 h 45 min
1
Kaakhka
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Mary
— 8 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
3
Balkanabat
— 6 nights
Drive:  9 h
4
Dasoguz Province
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Darvaza
— 9 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Ashgabat
— 8 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Manchester

7
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. Kaakhka is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Abiverd Ruins.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kaakhka trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Kaakhka is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Turkmenistan Standard Time (TMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Mary.

Things to do in Kaakhka

Historic Sites
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Abiverd Ruins ©
Abiverd Ruins

8
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gyaur Kala and Pokrovskaya Church. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Gonur Depe, shop like a local with Zelyony (Green) Bazaar, take an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum, and don't miss a visit to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Mary trip planner.

You can drive from Kaakhka to Mary in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Mary can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 11th (Sun), you're off to Balkanabat.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
Gonur Depe ©
Gonur Depe
National History and Ethnology Museum ©
National History and Ethnology Museum

6
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gozli Ata Mausoleum, and appreciate the history behind The Monument to the Desert Explorers.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Balkanabat online day trip planner.

You can drive from Mary to Balkanabat in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Dasoguz Province.

Things to do in Balkanabat

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Yangykala Canyon ©
Yangykala Canyon

7
nights
Dasoguz Province

Dasoguz Province ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kutlug Timur Minaret and Turabek Khanum Mausoleum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Il Arslan Mausoleum and Gate of the Caravanserai.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dasoguz Province online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Balkanabat to Dasoguz Province takes 11.5 hours. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to Darvaza.

Things to do in Dasoguz Province

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

9
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Darvaza is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Darvaza Gas Crater.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Darvaza online trip builder.

You can drive from Dasoguz Province to Darvaza in 2 hours. On the 4th (Wed), you're off to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Darvaza

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

8
nights
Ashgabat

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Parthian Settlement of Nisa and Ashgabat National Museum of History. Get some historical perspective at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque and Hezreti Osman Mosque. There's much more to do: make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, look for all kinds of wild species at Kow Ata Underground Lake, see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, and contemplate the long history of Seyit Jemaletdin Mosque.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat itinerary planner.

You can drive from Darvaza to Ashgabat in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September in Ashgabat, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will leave for home on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Fun & Games Theme Parks
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Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque ©
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum