11 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

11 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Guwahati
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Ashgabat
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Mary
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
3
Kunya-Urgench
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Darvaza
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Guwahati

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa, examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, pause for some photo ops at Monument Arch of Neutrality, and get engrossed in the history at Ashgabat National Museum of History.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ashgabat trip builder site.

Guwahati, India to Ashgabat is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Guwahati to Ashgabat. While traveling from Guwahati, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ashgabat, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mary.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Gypjak Mosque ©
Gypjak Mosque

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.
On the 15th (Wed), 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pokrovskaya Church and then delve into the distant past at Gonur Depe.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mary holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ashgabat to Mary takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Mary, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Kunya-Urgench.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites Museums
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Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque ©
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque
National History and Ethnology Museum ©
National History and Ethnology Museum

2
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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Konye Urgenc Museum, contemplate the long history of Kutlug Timur Minaret, steep yourself in history at Il Arslan Mausoleum, then steep yourself in history at Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, and finally don't miss a visit to Konye Urgenc. On your second day here, make a trip to Gate of the Caravanserai, contemplate the long history of Seyit Ahmet, contemplate the long history of Kunya-Urgench, then steep yourself in history at Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, and finally contemplate the long history of Kyrk Molla.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kunya-Urgench trip maker website.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mary to Kunya-Urgench in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Mary in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kunya-Urgench: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Darvaza.

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
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Darvaza Water Crater and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Darvaza Gas Crater.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Darvaza road trip planner.

Getting from Kunya-Urgench to Darvaza by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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