2 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

2 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkmenistan planner

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Ashgabat
— 1 night
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Mary

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Ashgabat

— 1 night
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Tolkuchka-Basar, admire the landmark architecture of Wedding Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Monument Arch of Neutrality, then explore the ancient world of Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site, and finally don't miss a visit to Gypjak Mosque. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, then examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum, and finally examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ashgabat route planner.

Mary to Ashgabat is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mary in May, with highs in Ashgabat at 31°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mary.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.
To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mary online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ashgabat to Mary takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ashgabat in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Mary: highs are around 38°C and lows about 21°C. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Mon).

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.