9 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

9 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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9 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Ashgabat
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Darvaza
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Melbourne

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: delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa, get outside with Turkmen Akhalteke Horse Trekkings, see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, and appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat tour planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Ashgabat is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Ashgabat due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Ashgabat reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Darvaza.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Kow Ata Underground Lake ©
Kow Ata Underground Lake
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument

2
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Darvaza Water Crater and then take in the dramatic natural features at Darvaza Gas Crater.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Darvaza trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Ashgabat to Darvaza in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. On the 8th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Darvaza

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

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