Route & dates
7 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary
Mary— 4 nights
Ashgabat— 2 nights
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 Ancient Merv, stop by Zelyony (Green) Bazaar, pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church, and get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum.
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Ashgabat to Mary is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ashgabat in May: high temperatures in Mary hover around 38°C and lows are around 21°C. You will leave for Ashgabat on the 11th (Fri).
Things to do in Mary
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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, shopping, casinos, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, catch the contagious excitement of Ashgabat hippodrome, don't miss a visit to Gypjak Mosque, and examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts.
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You can fly from Mary to Ashgabat in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mary in May; daily highs in Ashgabat reach 31°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Ashgabat
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