8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Ashgabat
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Darvaza
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Kunya-Urgench
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Mary
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Singapore

3
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: explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa, see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Kow Ata Underground Lake, and take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ashgabat travel planner.

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. When traveling from Singapore in May, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Ashgabat: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can 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

1
night
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater and then take in the dramatic natural features at Darvaza Gas Crater.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Darvaza trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Ashgabat to Darvaza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Kunya-Urgench, steep yourself in history at Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Kutlug Timur Minaret, then contemplate the long history of Il Arslan Mausoleum, and finally make a trip to Konye Urgenc.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kunya-Urgench trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Darvaza to Kunya-Urgench by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mary.

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

2
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 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, then explore the ancient world of Gyaur Kala, and then get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mary trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kunya-Urgench to Mary takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Mary, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (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 ©