15 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

15 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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15 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: Bratislava
Fly + Drive:  21 h 30 min
1
Darvaza
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Kunya-Urgench
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Mary
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Ashgabat
— 6 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Bratislava

3
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Darvaza is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Darvaza Gas Crater and don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Darvaza trip planner.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Darvaza is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Turkmenistan Time is 4 hours. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Kunya-Urgench.

Things to do in Darvaza

Parks Nature
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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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Konye Urgenc Museum, don't miss a visit to Kutlug Timur Minaret, contemplate the long history of Il Arslan Mausoleum, then don't miss a visit to Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, and finally steep yourself in history at Kunya-Urgench. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Konye Urgenc, contemplate the long history of Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, then steep yourself in history at Seyit Ahmet, then make a trip to Gate of the Caravanserai, and finally delve into the distant past at Kyrk Molla.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kunya-Urgench road trip website .

Traveling by car from Darvaza to Kunya-Urgench takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can 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 20th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, then delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala, and then take an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pokrovskaya Church and then explore the ancient world of Gonur Depe.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mary journey planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kunya-Urgench to Mary takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kunya-Urgench in February; daily highs in Mary reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ashgabat.

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 ©

6
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: appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa, examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, and get engrossed in the history at Ashgabat National Museum of History.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ashgabat trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Mary to Ashgabat takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Ashgabat can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum