14 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

14 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Ashgabat
— 6 nights
Drive
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Darvaza
— 1 night
Drive
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Dasoguz Province
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mary
— 3 nights
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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: explore the ancient world of Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Kow Ata Underground Lake, get engrossed in the history at Ashgabat National Museum of History, and make a trip to Geokdepe.

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Jakarta, Indonesia to Ashgabat is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Ashgabat is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in July, you will find days in Ashgabat are somewhat warmer (45°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Darvaza.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Darvaza

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater and then explore the striking landscape at Darvaza Gas Crater.

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Drive from Ashgabat to Darvaza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Dasoguz Province.

Things to do in Darvaza

Nature · Parks
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Dasoguz Province

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Seyit Ahmet, make a trip to Kutlug Timur Minaret, and then steep yourself in history at Sweet Well. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Turabek Khanum Mausoleum and then contemplate the long history of Il Arslan Mausoleum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dasoguz Province online travel route planner.

You can drive from Darvaza to Dasoguz Province in 2 hours. You will leave for Mary on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Dasoguz Province

Historic Sites
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Mary

— 3 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 make a trip to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Gonur Depe.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mary trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dasoguz Province to Mary takes 10 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mary are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.