8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Ashgabat
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Darvaza
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

4
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: explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa, see the interesting displays at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Gypjak Mosque, and pause for some photo ops at Monument Arch of Neutrality.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ashgabat trip builder .

Montreal, Canada to Ashgabat is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Montreal to Ashgabat. When traveling from Montreal in December, plan for much hotter days in Ashgabat, with highs around 11°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Darvaza.

Things to do in Ashgabat

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

2
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Darvaza Water Crater and then explore the striking landscape at Darvaza Gas Crater.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Darvaza road trip planning site .

You can drive from Ashgabat to Darvaza in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darvaza

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