34 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

34 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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34 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Ashgabat
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h
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:  9 h 30 min
5
Balkanabat
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Bamy
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

6
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 an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, head outdoors with Turkmen Akhalteke Horse Trekkings, and stroll through Kow Ata Underground Lake.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ashgabat online trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ashgabat is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Ashgabat due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in November: high temperatures in Ashgabat hover around 15°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Mary.

Things to do in Ashgabat

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

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.
Mary is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala, shop like a local with Zelyony (Green) Bazaar, get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mary online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Ashgabat to Mary takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ashgabat in November, Mary is a bit warmer at night with lows of 5°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off toKunya-Urgench.

Things to do in Mary

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

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. Kunya-Urgench is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kunya-Urgench, delve into the distant past at Il Arslan Mausoleum, and don't miss a visit to Gate of the Caravanserai.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kunya-Urgench trip itinerary maker app .

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. Traveling from Mary in December, expect Kunya-Urgench to be little chillier, temps between 2°C and -6°C. You'll set off for Darvaza on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Kunya-Urgench

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kunya-Urgench ©
Kunya-Urgench
Kutlug Timur Minaret ©
Kutlug Timur Minaret
Konye Urgenc ©
Konye Urgenc

6
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Darvaza is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Darvaza Gas Crater and make a trip to Darvaza Water Crater.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Darvaza vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Kunya-Urgench to Darvaza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to Balkanabat.

Things to do in Darvaza

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Darvaza Gas Crater ©
Darvaza Gas Crater
Darvaza Water Crater ©
Darvaza Water Crater

4
nights
Balkanabat

Balkanabat ©
Balkanabat, formerly Nebit Dag, is a city in western Turkmenistan, and the capital of Balkan Province, the largest province in the country. Balkanabat is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Yangykala Canyon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gozli Ata Mausoleum, and pause for some photo ops at The Monument to the Desert Explorers.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Balkanabat planner .

Getting from Darvaza to Balkanabat by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. You will leave for Bamy on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Balkanabat

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Yangykala Canyon ©
Yangykala Canyon

4
nights
Bamy

Bamy
Bamy is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Bahardenskaya Cave.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bamy route planner .

Traveling by car from Balkanabat to Bamy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Bamy

Parks Nature