7 days in Ashgabat & Northern Cyprus Itinerary

7 days in Ashgabat & Northern Cyprus Itinerary

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 2 nights
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Kyrenia, Cyprus
— 1 night
3
Famagusta, Cyprus
— 1 night

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nights
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Hezreti Osman Mosque has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa, make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, thensee the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hezreti Osman Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): appreciate the history behind Halk Hakydasy Memorial Complex, examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Monument Arch of Neutrality, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Wedding Palace.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ashgabat driving holiday planning tool.

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia to Ashgabat is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Kota Kinabalu to Ashgabat, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kota Kinabalu in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ashgabat: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums Historic Sites
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Ashgabat National Museum of History ©
Ashgabat National Museum of History
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum

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night
Kyrenia, Cyprus

Kyrenia ©
Famous for its natural port and Byzantine castle, Kyrenia is not only a lovely old Venetian town, but also the most visited tourist destination in Northern Cyprus.
Ancient Shipwreck Museum has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Ancient Shipwreck Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Saint Hilarion Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Hasan kavizade huseyin efendi fountain and stone steps. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Agha Cafar Pasha Mosque, explore the activities along Kyrenia Harbour, thenexplore the historical opulence of Kyrenia Castle, thendon't miss a visit to Baldoken ottoman graveyard, and finally contemplate the long history of Bellapais Monastery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kyrenia trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ashgabat to Kyrenia. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Ashgabat to Kyrenia due to the time zone difference. July in Kyrenia sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Famagusta.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
Kyrenia Harbour ©
Kyrenia Harbour

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night
Famagusta, Cyprus

Famagusta ©
Just east of the capital sits Famagusta, an ancient port city with archaeological attractions, as well as an abandoned quarter that is popular among tourists as a symbol of the conflict between Turks and Greeks.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, steep yourself in history at Famagusta City Walls, and then admire the landmark architecture of Salamis Ancient City.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Famagusta visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kyrenia to Famagusta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kyrenia in July, expect nights in Famagusta to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Famagusta

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City
Famagusta City Walls ©
Famagusta City Walls
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque

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