32 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

32 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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32 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Kaakhka
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Mary
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Kunya-Urgench
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Darvaza
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Ashgabat
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

6
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.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaakhka visit planner.

New Delhi, India to Kaakhka is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You will leave for Mary on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Kaakhka

Historic Sites
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Abiverd Ruins ©
Abiverd Ruins

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.
Get some cultural insight at Gyaur Kala and Pokrovskaya Church. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum, make a trip to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, shop like a local with Zelyony (Green) Bazaar, and delve into the distant past at Gonur Depe.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mary online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kaakhka to Mary in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 0°C. You'll set off for Kunya-Urgench on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
National History and Ethnology Museum ©
Gonur Depe ©
Gonur Depe

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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kunya-Urgench and Turabek Khanum Mausoleum. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kutlug Timur Minaret, make a trip to Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, and explore the ancient world of Kyrk Molla.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kunya-Urgench day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mary to Kunya-Urgench in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mary in December; daily highs in Kunya-Urgench reach 2°C and lows reach -6°C. You'll set off for Darvaza on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Kunya-Urgench

Historic Sites
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Kunya-Urgench ©
Kunya-Urgench
Kutlug Timur Minaret ©
Kutlug Timur Minaret
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum ©
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum

7
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 don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Darvaza road trip planner .

You can drive from Kunya-Urgench to Darvaza in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Darvaza

Nature Parks
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Darvaza Gas Crater ©
Darvaza Gas Crater
Darvaza Water Crater ©
Darvaza Water Crater

6
nights
Ashgabat

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turkmen Carpet Museum and Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts. Shop till you drop at Tolkuchka-Basar and Russian Bazaar. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa, and don't miss a visit to Gypjak Mosque.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ashgabat trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Darvaza to Ashgabat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Ashgabat can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Ashgabat National Museum of History ©

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