37 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

37 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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37 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive + Fly:  25 h
1
Ashgabat
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Mary
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Kaakhka
— 5 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
4
Balkanabat
— 5 nights
+3
Train + Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 45 min
5
Kunya-Urgench
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Darvaza
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  28 h
End: New York City

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, don't miss a visit to Gypjak Mosque, identify plant and animal life at Kow Ata Underground Lake, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Geokdepe.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ashgabat online trip itinerary maker .

New York City, USA to Ashgabat is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from New York City to Ashgabat due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ashgabat, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Mary.

Things to do in Ashgabat

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Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Monument Arch of Neutrality ©
Monument Arch of Neutrality

5
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: explore the ancient world of Gyaur Kala, get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church, and don't miss a visit to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mary day trip website .

You can fly from Ashgabat to Mary in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mary when traveling from Ashgabat in January, with lows around 34°F. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off to Kaakhka.

Things to do in Mary

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Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque ©
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque
National History and Ethnology Museum ©

5
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 topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaakhka online trip maker .

Drive from Mary to Kaakhka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. You will leave for Balkanabat on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Kaakhka

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Abiverd Ruins ©
Abiverd Ruins

5
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 breathtaking views at Yangykala Canyon, make a trip to Gozli Ata Mausoleum, and pause for some photo ops at The Monument to the Desert Explorers.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Balkanabat journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Kaakhka to Balkanabat takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. You'll set off for Kunya-Urgench on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Balkanabat

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Yangykala Canyon ©
Yangykala Canyon

5
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, make a trip to Konye Urgenc, and delve into the distant past at Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kunya-Urgench holiday maker.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Balkanabat to Kunya-Urgench takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Kunya-Urgench can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Darvaza.

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Darvaza Gas Crater and don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Darvaza route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kunya-Urgench to Darvaza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. You will leave for home on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Darvaza

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