14 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

14 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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14 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13 h 45 min
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:  16 h 45 min
End: Singapore

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, shopping, casinos, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa, take in panoramic vistas at Monument Arch of Neutrality, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, and appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ashgabat, use our trip itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Ashgabat is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Singapore to Ashgabat. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Ashgabat at 15°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Darvaza.

Things to do in Ashgabat

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

2
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): make a trip to Darvaza Water Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Darvaza Gas Crater.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Darvaza driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Ashgabat to Darvaza in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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

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: steep yourself in history at Kunya-Urgench, make a trip to Konye Urgenc, and delve into the distant past at Il Arslan Mausoleum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kunya-Urgench visit planner.

Traveling by car from Darvaza to Kunya-Urgench takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. You will leave for Mary on the 5th (Thu).

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum, explore the ancient world of Gyaur Kala, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pokrovskaya Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Gonur Depe and then don't miss a visit to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mary driving holiday website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kunya-Urgench to Mary in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Kunya-Urgench in December, expect Mary to be somewhat warmer, temps between 13°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque ©
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque
National History and Ethnology Museum ©