8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Ashgabat
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Darvaza
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Kunya-Urgench
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
4
Mary
— 2 nights
Train:  16 h 45 min
End: Singapore

3
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, get engrossed in the history at Ashgabat National Museum of History, make a trip to Geokdepe, and pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat travel route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Ashgabat is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Turkmenistan Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in May, you will find days in Ashgabat are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are much colder (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Darvaza.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument

1
night
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
On the 14th (Thu), make a trip to Darvaza Water Crater and then stroll through Darvaza Gas Crater.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Darvaza trip planner.

You can drive from Ashgabat to Darvaza in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive 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

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Kunya-Urgench, make a trip to Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, thencontemplate the long history of Kutlug Timur Minaret, thendelve into the distant past at Il Arslan Mausoleum, and finally don't miss a visit to Konye Urgenc.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kunya-Urgench trip maker.

Traveling by car from Darvaza to Kunya-Urgench takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Kunya-Urgench can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mary.

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, thenexplore the ancient world of Gyaur Kala, and then take an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Mary trip maker.

Getting from Kunya-Urgench to Mary by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Mary, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites 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