22 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

22 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Bamy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Balkanabat
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h 30 min
3
Darvaza
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Kunya-Urgench
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Mary
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Ashgabat
— 5 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Bamy

Bamy
Bamy is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Bahardenskaya Cave.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bamy itinerary builder app.

Los Angeles, USA to Bamy is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Turkmenistan Standard Time (TMT) is 13 hours. You'll set off for Balkanabat on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Bamy

Nature Parks
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3
nights
Balkanabat

Balkanabat ©
Balkanabat, formerly Nebit Dag, is a city in western Turkmenistan, and the capital of Balkan Province, the largest province in the country. Balkanabat is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Yangykala Canyon, appreciate the history behind The Monument to the Desert Explorers, and make a trip to Gozli Ata Mausoleum.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Balkanabat trip planner.

Getting from Bamy to Balkanabat by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. You'll set off for Darvaza on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Balkanabat

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Yangykala Canyon ©
Yangykala Canyon

2
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.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Darvaza holiday builder site.

Getting from Balkanabat to Darvaza by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. On the 22nd (Sun), 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

3
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. Kunya-Urgench is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kunya-Urgench, explore the ancient world of Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, and make a trip to Gate of the Caravanserai.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kunya-Urgench online visit planner.

Getting from Darvaza to Kunya-Urgench by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 56°F. You'll set off for Mary on the 25th (Wed).

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

3
nights
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.
Mary is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala, get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church, and shop like a local with Zelyony (Green) Bazaar.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mary road trip website.

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. In September, Mary is a bit warmer than Kunya-Urgench - with highs of 90°F and lows of 62°F. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites Shopping 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

5
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: explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa, find something for the whole family at World of Turkmenbashi Tales, take in panoramic vistas at Monument Arch of Neutrality, and make a trip to Gypjak Mosque.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat tour builder.

Traveling by car from Mary to Ashgabat takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Ashgabat can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums
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Ashgabat hippodrome ©
Ashgabat hippodrome
Kow Ata Underground Lake ©
Kow Ata Underground Lake
World of Turkmenbashi Tales ©
World of Turkmenbashi Tales