6 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

6 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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6 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: Kiev
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Ashgabat
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Darvaza
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Kiev

2
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 Carpet Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Monument Arch of Neutrality, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Geokdepe.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ashgabat trip itinerary planning app .

Kiev, Ukraine to Ashgabat is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Kiev to Ashgabat, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kiev in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Ashgabat: highs are around 43°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Darvaza.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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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 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater and then make a trip to "Door to Hell" Gas Deposit.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Darvaza route planner.

Getting from Ashgabat to Darvaza by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Darvaza

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