14 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

14 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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14 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  7 h
1
Ashgabat
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Darvaza
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Kunya-Urgench
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Mary
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Pune

5
nights
Ashgabat

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Ashgabat is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Ashgabat National Museum of History, and see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ashgabat trip itinerary maker app .

Pune, India to Ashgabat is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. August in Ashgabat sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Darvaza.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum

2
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): make a trip to Darvaza Water Crater. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Darvaza Gas Crater.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Darvaza trip builder app .

You can drive from Ashgabat to Darvaza in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) 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

3
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 is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kunya-Urgench, don't miss a visit to Kutlug Timur Minaret, and delve into the distant past at Kyrk Molla.

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Getting from Darvaza to Kunya-Urgench by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Kunya-Urgench are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Mary.

Things to do in Kunya-Urgench

Historic Sites
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Kunya-Urgench ©
Kunya-Urgench
Kutlug Timur Minaret ©
Kutlug Timur Minaret
Konye Urgenc ©
Konye Urgenc

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, explore the ancient world of Gyaur Kala, and then get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pokrovskaya Church and then delve into the distant past at Gonur Depe.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mary online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kunya-Urgench to Mary takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Mary sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites Museums
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Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque ©
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque
National History and Ethnology Museum ©