15 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

15 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bratislava
Fly + Drive:  21 h 30 min
1
Darvaza
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Kunya-Urgench
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Mary
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Ashgabat
— 6 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Bratislava

3
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Darvaza is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Darvaza Gas Crater and don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Darvaza road trip planning app.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Darvaza is an approximately 22.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkmenistan Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Kunya-Urgench.

Things to do in Darvaza

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

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 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Konye Urgenc Museum, contemplate the long history of Kutlug Timur Minaret, then delve into the distant past at Il Arslan Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, and finally steep yourself in history at Kunya-Urgench. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Konye Urgenc, explore the ancient world of Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Seyit Ahmet, then don't miss a visit to Gate of the Caravanserai, and finally explore the ancient world of Kyrk Molla.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kunya-Urgench trip planner.

You can drive from Darvaza to Kunya-Urgench in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In February in Kunya-Urgench, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel 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

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, then explore the ancient world of Gyaur Kala, and then take an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church and then explore the ancient world of Gonur Depe.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mary trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kunya-Urgench to Mary takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Kunya-Urgench in February, expect Mary to be a bit warmer, temps between 13°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Ashgabat.

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

6
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: delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, and see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ashgabat tour planner.

Drive from Mary to Ashgabat in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daytime highs in Ashgabat are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque ©
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque