32 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

32 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Kaakhka
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Mary
— 6 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
3
Kunya-Urgench
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Darvaza
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Ashgabat
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

6
nights
Kaakhka

Kaakhka ©
Kaka also known as Kaakhka, Kaakcha or Chaacha is a town and capital of Kaka District in the Ahal Province of Turkmenistan. Kaakhka is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Abiverd Ruins.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kaakhka trip planning site.

New Delhi, India to Kaakhka is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Turkmenistan Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to Mary.

Things to do in Kaakhka

Historic Sites
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Abiverd Ruins ©
Abiverd Ruins

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National History and Ethnology Museum and Gonur Depe. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, shop like a local with Zelyony (Green) Bazaar, explore the ancient world of Gyaur Kala, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mary attractions planner.

You can drive from Kaakhka to Mary in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Mary can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Kunya-Urgench.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
National History and Ethnology Museum ©
National History and Ethnology Museum
Gonur Depe ©
Gonur Depe

6
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kunya-Urgench and Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum. The adventure continues: make a trip to Kutlug Timur Minaret, explore the ancient world of Kyrk Molla, and steep yourself in history at Seyit Ahmet.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kunya-Urgench trip planning app.

Getting from Mary to Kunya-Urgench by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mary in December, things will get slightly colder in Kunya-Urgench: highs are around 2°C and lows about -6°C. You'll set off for Darvaza on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Kunya-Urgench

Historic Sites
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Kunya-Urgench ©
Kunya-Urgench
Kutlug Timur Minaret ©
Kutlug Timur Minaret
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum ©
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum

6
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Darvaza is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Darvaza Gas Crater and don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Darvaza driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kunya-Urgench to Darvaza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Darvaza

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

7
nights
Ashgabat

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Appreciate the collections at Ashgabat National Museum of History and Turkmen Carpet Museum. Parthian Settlement of Nisa and Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Ashgabat hippodrome, don't miss a visit to Gypjak Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, and identify plant and animal life at Kow Ata Underground Lake.

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You can drive from Darvaza to Ashgabat in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll 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
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Ashgabat National Museum of History ©
Ashgabat National Museum of History

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