32 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

32 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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32 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Kaakhka
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Mary
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Kunya-Urgench
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Darvaza
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Ashgabat
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

6
nights
Kaakhka

Kaakhka ©
Kaakhka is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Abiverd Ruins.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaakhka trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Kaakhka is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. On the 21st (Sat), you're off toMary.

Things to do in Kaakhka

Historic Sites
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Abiverd Ruins ©
Abiverd Ruins

6
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.
Gyaur Kala and National History and Ethnology Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Gonur Depe, pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church, make a trip to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, and shop like a local with Zelyony (Green) Bazaar.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mary trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Kaakhka to Mary in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You'll set off for Kunya-Urgench on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
National History and Ethnology Museum ©
Gonur Depe ©
Gonur Depe

6
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kunya-Urgench and Il Arslan Mausoleum. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kutlug Timur Minaret, don't miss a visit to Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, and explore the ancient world of Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kunya-Urgench sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mary to Kunya-Urgench takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, Kunya-Urgench is a bit cooler than Mary - with highs of 2°C and lows of -6°C. You will leave for Darvaza on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Kunya-Urgench

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kunya-Urgench ©
Kunya-Urgench
Kutlug Timur Minaret ©
Kutlug Timur Minaret
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum ©
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum

6
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Darvaza is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Darvaza Gas Crater and don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Darvaza day trip planner.

You can drive from Kunya-Urgench to Darvaza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. You'll set off for Ashgabat on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Darvaza

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

7
nights
Ashgabat

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Turkmen Carpet Museum and Parthian Settlement of Nisa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Ashgabat National Museum of History and Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Kow Ata Underground Lake, make a trip to Monument Arch of Neutrality, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ashgabat online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Darvaza to Ashgabat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Ashgabat sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -3°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Ashgabat National Museum of History ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa

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