14 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

14 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkmenistan travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Ashgabat
— 6 nights
Drive
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Darvaza
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Dasoguz Province
— 2 nights
Taxi to Dashoguz, Fly to Mary
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Mary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaakhka
— 1 night
Drive to Ashgabat International Airport, Fly to Jeddah

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Ashgabat

— 6 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site, see the interesting displays at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Geokdepe.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Ashgabat is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Ashgabat due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Jeddah in July since evenings lows in Ashgabat dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Darvaza.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Darvaza

— 2 nights
On the 8th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Darvaza Gas Crater. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater.

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You can drive from Ashgabat to Darvaza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Dasoguz Province.

Things to do in Darvaza

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Dasoguz Province

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Kutlug Timur Minaret, and then steep yourself in history at Sweet Well. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Il Arslan Mausoleum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dasoguz Province online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Darvaza to Dasoguz Province takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mary.

Things to do in Dasoguz Province

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Mary

— 2 nights
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 12th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church, delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala, then don't miss a visit to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Gonur Depe.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mary trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Dasoguz Province to Mary in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Mary are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kaakhka.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Kaakhka

— 1 night
Kaka also known as Kaakhka, Kaakcha or Chaacha is a town and capital of Kaka District in the Ahal Province of Turkmenistan. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Abiverd Ruins.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kaakhka vacation site.

Getting from Mary to Kaakhka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kaakhka

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

Turkmenistan travel guide

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Ruins · Landmarks · Geologic Formations
With a population of just 5 million and the majority of its area part of one of the driest deserts on the planet, Turkmenistan remains one of the world's least explored destinations. Known largely for the eccentric dictatorship of Saparmyrat Niyazov, who died in 2006, this desert land boasts great natural beauty and centuries-old traditions. A tour of Turkmenistan reveals a series of thriving cities, once important stops on the ancient Silk Road. Probably the most convenient of the country's urban centers, Ashgabat serves as the national capital and most developed city, known for its white-marble buildings housing theaters, museums, and shopping malls.