9 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

9 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
— 2 nights
+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: delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, see the interesting displays at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, and make a trip to Geokdepe.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ashgabat visit planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Ashgabat is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Ashgabat, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Ashgabat is colder than Singapore - with highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Darvaza.

Things to do in Ashgabat

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

1
night
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
On the 8th (Wed), make a trip to Darvaza Water Crater and then take in the dramatic natural features at Darvaza Gas Crater.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Darvaza tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Ashgabat to Darvaza in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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

2
nights
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 9th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Konye Urgenc, contemplate the long history of Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, thencontemplate the long history of Kutlug Timur Minaret, thenexplore the ancient world of Il Arslan Mausoleum, and finally don't miss a visit to Konye Urgenc Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Kyrk Molla, don't miss a visit to Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, thensteep yourself in history at Kunya-Urgench, thensteep yourself in history at Seyit Ahmet, and finally delve into the distant past at Gate of the Caravanserai.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kunya-Urgench online trip maker.

You can drive from Darvaza to Kunya-Urgench in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, thentake an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church, and finally explore the ancient world of Gyaur Kala.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mary trip maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kunya-Urgench to Mary in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, Mary is somewhat warmer than Kunya-Urgench - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time 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