8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  17 h
1
Ashgabat
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Mary
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
3
Kunya-Urgench
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Darvaza
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Oslo, Norway

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nights
Ashgabat

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Parthian Settlement of Nisa and Ertugrul Gazi Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Ashgabat National Museum of History and Geokdepe. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, pause for some photo ops at Monument Arch of Neutrality, admire the striking features of Wedding Palace, and make a trip to Gypjak Mosque.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat trip planner.

Oslo, Norway to Ashgabat is an approximately 17- hour flight. Traveling from Oslo to Ashgabat, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in March, expect Ashgabat to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mary.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque ©
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pokrovskaya Church, delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala, and then take an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mary trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ashgabat to Mary takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Mary are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Kunya-Urgench.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites Museums
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Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
National History and Ethnology Museum ©
National History and Ethnology Museum

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. On the 22nd (Sun), explore the ancient world of Gate of the Caravanserai, explore the ancient world of Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, contemplate the long history of Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, contemplate the long history of Kutlug Timur Minaret, then explore the ancient world of Il Arslan Mausoleum, and finally contemplate the long history of Kunya-Urgench.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kunya-Urgench trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mary to Kunya-Urgench takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mary in March; daily highs in Kunya-Urgench reach 15°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Darvaza.

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

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Darvaza

Darvaza ©
On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater and then explore the striking landscape at Darvaza Gas Crater.

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Drive from Kunya-Urgench to Darvaza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darvaza

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