14 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

14 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Pune
Fly:  7 h
1
Ashgabat
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Darvaza
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Kunya-Urgench
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Mary
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Train + Taxi + Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Pune

5
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, take in panoramic vistas at Monument Arch of Neutrality, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, and examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ashgabat trip itinerary planning app.

Pune, India to Ashgabat is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Ashgabat is minus 0.5 hours. August in Ashgabat sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Darvaza.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Monument Arch of Neutrality ©
Monument Arch of Neutrality
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument

2
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
On the 16th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater. On the next day, stroll through Darvaza Gas Crater.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Darvaza trip builder website.

You can drive from Ashgabat to Darvaza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kunya-Urgench.

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

3
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. Kunya-Urgench is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kunya-Urgench, make a trip to Il Arslan Mausoleum, and explore the ancient world of Gate of the Caravanserai.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kunya-Urgench day trip site.

You can drive from Darvaza to Kunya-Urgench in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 20th (Thu), you're off 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

3
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 21st (Fri): 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 22nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pokrovskaya Church and then delve into the distant past at Gonur Depe.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mary sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kunya-Urgench to Mary in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in Mary are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

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