8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Start: Miami, Florida
Fly + Drive:  30 h
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Mary
— 1 day
Drive:  7 h 45 min
2
Balkanabat
— 1 day
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Ashgabat
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Miami, Florida

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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 12th (Mon): make a trip to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church, and finally delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mary trip planner.

Miami, USA to Mary is an approximately 31- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Turkmenistan Standard Time (TMT) is 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Miami in August: highs in Mary hover around 97°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Balkanabat.

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
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque ©
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque

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Balkanabat

Balkanabat ©
Balkanabat, formerly Nebit Dag, is a city in western Turkmenistan, and the capital of Balkan Province, the largest province in the country. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): appreciate the history behind The Monument to the Desert Explorers and then take in breathtaking views at Yangykala Canyon.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Balkanabat trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Mary to Balkanabat takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Balkanabat

Nature Parks
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Yangykala Canyon ©
Yangykala Canyon

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Parthian Settlement of Nisa and Hezreti Osman Mosque. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kow Ata Underground Lake, take in panoramic vistas at Monument Arch of Neutrality, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Balkanabat to Ashgabat takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 99°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. On the 17th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Kow Ata Underground Lake ©
Kow Ata Underground Lake
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque ©
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque