8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: Ashgabat
1
Mary
— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum, delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mary vacation planner.

Ashgabat to Mary is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ashgabat in April: high temperatures in Mary hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites Museums
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Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
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): take an unorthodox tour of Kow Ata Underground Lake, examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Wedding Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, and finally find something for the whole family at World of Turkmenbashi Tales.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ashgabat trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Mary to Ashgabat takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mary in April, things will get little chillier in Ashgabat: highs are around 24°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Darvaza.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
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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 ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater and then make a trip to "Door to Hell" Gas Deposit.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Darvaza day trip planner .

Getting from Ashgabat to Darvaza by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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

Parks Nature
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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. You've now added Kunya-Urgench to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Il Arslan Mausoleum, contemplate the long history of Kutlug Timur Minaret, steep yourself in history at Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Kunya-Urgench, then contemplate the long history of Seyit Ahmet, and finally explore the ancient world of Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kunya-Urgench trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Darvaza to Kunya-Urgench takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In April in Kunya-Urgench, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for 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. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dasoguz trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kunya-Urgench to Dasoguz in 1.5 hours. On the 8th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Dasoguz

Tours
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