34 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

34 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Ashgabat
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Mary
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
3
Kunya-Urgench
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Darvaza
— 6 nights
Drive:  9 h 30 min
5
Balkanabat
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Bamy
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

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: take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa, make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, and pause for some photo ops at Monument Arch of Neutrality.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ashgabat online travel route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ashgabat is an approximately 10- hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Turkmenistan Standard Time (TMT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in November, expect Ashgabat to be colder, temps between 15°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mary.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Ashgabat National Museum of History ©
Ashgabat National Museum of History
Gypjak Mosque ©
Gypjak Mosque

6
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.
Mary is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala, don't miss a visit to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church, and get a taste of the local shopping with Zelyony (Green) Bazaar.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more 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. Traveling from Ashgabat in November, Mary is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 5°C. You'll set off for Kunya-Urgench on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites Shopping 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

6
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. Kunya-Urgench is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kunya-Urgench, don't miss a visit to Seyit Ahmet, and explore the ancient world of Kyrk Molla.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kunya-Urgench tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mary to Kunya-Urgench in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mary in December, with highs in Kunya-Urgench at 2°C and lows at -6°C. You'll set off for Darvaza on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Kunya-Urgench

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kunya-Urgench ©
Kunya-Urgench
Kutlug Timur Minaret ©
Kutlug Timur Minaret
Konye Urgenc ©
Konye Urgenc

6
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Darvaza is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Darvaza Gas Crater.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Darvaza visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kunya-Urgench to Darvaza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to Balkanabat.

Things to do in Darvaza

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Darvaza Gas Crater ©
Darvaza Gas Crater
Darvaza Water Crater ©
Darvaza Water Crater

4
nights
Balkanabat

Balkanabat ©
Balkanabat, formerly Nebit Dag, is a city in western Turkmenistan, and the capital of Balkan Province, the largest province in the country. Balkanabat is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Yangykala Canyon and appreciate the history behind The Monument to the Desert Explorers.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Balkanabat online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Darvaza to Balkanabat takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. On the 19th (Thu), you're off to Bamy.

Things to do in Balkanabat

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yangykala Canyon ©
Yangykala Canyon

4
nights
Bamy

Bamy
Bamy is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Bahardenskaya Cave.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Bamy day trip app.

Traveling by car from Balkanabat to Bamy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Bamy

Parks Nature