14 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

14 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Fly
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Ashgabat
— 6 nights
Drive
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Darvaza
— 2 nights
Drive
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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, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, and make a trip to Gypjak Mosque.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat trip builder tool.

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. Traveling from Jeddah in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 27°C in Ashgabat. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Darvaza.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Darvaza

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Darvaza Gas Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Darvaza trip website.

Traveling by car from Ashgabat to Darvaza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dasoguz Province.

Things to do in Darvaza

Nature · Parks
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Dasoguz Province

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): 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. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Il Arslan Mausoleum.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Dasoguz Province road trip planning app.

Drive from Darvaza to Dasoguz Province in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mary.

Things to do in Dasoguz Province

Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pokrovskaya Church, then explore the ancient world of Gyaur Kala, then don't miss a visit to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, and finally get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Gonur Depe.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mary trip website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Dasoguz Province to Mary takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Mary, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kaakhka.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites · Museums
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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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Abiverd Ruins.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kaakhka vacation maker site.

You can drive from Mary to Kaakhka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kaakhka

Historic Sites
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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.