8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Ashgabat
— 3 nights
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Mary
— 1 night
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Kunya-Urgench
— 1 night
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Darvaza
— 2 nights

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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: pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, enjoy breathtaking views from Monument Arch of Neutrality, make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, and examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat trip itinerary builder app.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Ashgabat is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Ashgabat. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in March; daily highs in Ashgabat reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mary.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument
Monument Arch of Neutrality ©
Monument Arch of Neutrality

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, then explore the ancient world of Gyaur Kala, and then get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Mary day trip planning app.

Drive from Ashgabat to Mary in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Mary are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kunya-Urgench.

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

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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 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kunya-Urgench, steep yourself in history at Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Kutlug Timur Minaret, and finally explore the ancient world of Il Arslan Mausoleum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kunya-Urgench itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mary to Kunya-Urgench takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mary in March, expect Kunya-Urgench to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater and then explore the striking landscape at Darvaza Gas Crater.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Darvaza trip builder app.

You can 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 10th (Tue) to allow time 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