8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkmenistan trip itinerary maker

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Fly to Ashgabat International Airport, Drive to Darvaza
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Darvaza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mary
— 1 night
Fly
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Ashgabat
— 4 nights
Fly

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Darvaza

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Darvaza Gas Crater. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Darvaza Water Crater.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Darvaza sightseeing app.

Istanbul, Turkey to Darvaza is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Darvaza is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mary.

Things to do in Darvaza

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Mary

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pokrovskaya Church, then delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala, then don't miss a visit to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, and finally get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mary trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Darvaza to Mary takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Mary are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites · Museums
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Ashgabat

— 4 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat driving holiday site.

Fly from Mary to Ashgabat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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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.