8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Start: Ashgabat
Drive:  1 h
1
Mary
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
2
Ashgabat
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Darvaza
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Kunya-Urgench
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Dasoguz
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
End: Ashgabat

1
day
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.
On the 1st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum, then delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mary trip maker app.

Ashgabat to Mary is an approximately 7- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi. In April, Mary is a bit warmer than Ashgabat - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites Museums
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Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
National History and Ethnology Museum ©
National History and Ethnology Museum

2
nights
Ashgabat

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kow Ata Underground Lake, examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Wedding Palace, get engrossed in the history at Ashgabat National Museum of History, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, and finally get in on the family fun at World of Turkmenbashi Tales.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ashgabat trip maker website.

You can drive from Mary to Ashgabat in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In April, Ashgabat is little chillier than Mary - with highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Darvaza.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Theme Parks Wildlife Museums
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World of Turkmenbashi Tales ©
World of Turkmenbashi Tales
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque ©
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque

1
night
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
On the 4th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater and then take in the dramatic natural features at Darvaza Gas Crater.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Darvaza holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ashgabat to Darvaza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kunya-Urgench.

Things to do in Darvaza

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

2
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 has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Il Arslan Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Kutlug Timur Minaret, don't miss a visit to Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, contemplate the long history of Kunya-Urgench, then make a trip to Seyit Ahmet, and finally delve into the distant past at Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kunya-Urgench tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Darvaza to Kunya-Urgench takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. April in Kunya-Urgench sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dasoguz.

Things to do in Kunya-Urgench

Historic Sites
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Kunya-Urgench ©
Kunya-Urgench
Kutlug Timur Minaret ©
Kutlug Timur Minaret
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum ©
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum

2
nights
Dasoguz

Dasoguz
Daşoguz, formerly known as Tashauz and Dashkhovuz, is a city in northern Turkmenistan and the capital of Daşoguz Province.GeographyIt is located at latitude 41.833° north, longitude 59.9667° east, at an average of 88 meters above sea level. For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dasoguz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kunya-Urgench to Dasoguz takes 1.5 hours. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Dasoguz

Historic Sites Tours
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