50 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

50 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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50 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Kaakhka
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Mary
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  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 ©
Kaakhka is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Abiverd Ruins.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kaakhka road trip website .

Manchester, UK to Kaakhka is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Kaakhka, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone 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.
Gyaur Kala and Gonur Depe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church, make a trip to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, look for gifts at Zelyony (Green) Bazaar, and take an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum.

Make your Mary itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Kaakhka to Mary takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Mary, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for Balkanabat on the 11th (Sun).

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 ©

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 striking landscape at Yangykala Canyon, don't miss a visit to The Monument to the Desert Explorers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gozli Ata Mausoleum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Balkanabat attractions tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Mary to Balkanabat in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Dasoguz Province.

Things to do in Balkanabat

Parks Nature 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. Il Arslan Mausoleum and Seyit Ahmet will appeal to history buffs.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dasoguz Province trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Balkanabat to Dasoguz Province takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. On the 26th (Mon), you're off toDarvaza.

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 . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to "Door to Hell" Gas Deposit.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Darvaza road trip website .

Traveling by car from Dasoguz Province to Darvaza takes 2 hours. You'll set off for Ashgabat on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Darvaza

Parks Nature
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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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ertugrul Gazi Mosque and Russian Orthodox Church. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Kow Ata Underground Lake, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, and get in on the family fun at World of Turkmenbashi Tales.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ashgabat road trip website .

Traveling by car from Darvaza to Ashgabat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Ashgabat can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll set off 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