16 days in Mary & Ashgabat Itinerary

16 days in Mary & Ashgabat Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  23 h 15 min
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h
— 8 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Stockholm


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.
Visit Gyaur Kala and Pokrovskaya Church for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gonur Depe and Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque. There's more to do: shop like a local with Zelyony (Green) Bazaar and get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Mary is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkmenistan Standard Time is 4 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Stockholm in June: high temperatures in Mary hover around 43°C and lows are around 26°C. You'll set off for Ashgabat on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Mary

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Gonur Depe ©
Gonur Depe
Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
National History and Ethnology Museum ©
National History and Ethnology Museum


Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Parthian Settlement of Nisa and Geokdepe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Hezreti Osman Mosque and Ertugrul Gazi Mosque for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kow Ata Underground Lake, examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, and take in panoramic vistas at Monument Arch of Neutrality.

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You can drive from Mary to Ashgabat in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Ashgabat are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

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Hezreti Osman Mosque ©
Hezreti Osman Mosque
Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts ©
Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts
Geokdepe ©