Route & dates
Fly: 16 h 30 min
Ashgabat— 3 nights
Drive: 1 h
Mary— 1 night
Drive + Fly: 23 h 15 min
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A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parthian Settlement of Nisa and Turkmen Carpet Museum. Popular historic sites such as Ertugrul Gazi Mosque and Seyit Jemaletdin Mosque are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kow Ata Underground Lake, get engrossed in the history at Ashgabat National Museum of History, make a trip to Ashgabat Train Station, and pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.
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Lisbon, Portugal to Ashgabat is an approximately 17- hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Ashgabat, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in September; daily highs in Ashgabat reach 38°C and lows reach 22°C. You will leave for Mary on the 5th (Thu).
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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.On the 5th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pokrovskaya Church and then delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum, and then shop like a local with Zelyony (Green) Bazaar.
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Traveling by car from Ashgabat to Mary takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Ashgabat in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Mary. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Mary
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