7 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

7 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkmenistan trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Ashgabat
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Dasoguz Province
— 1 night
Drive
3
Darvaza
— 2 nights
Drive to Ashgabat International Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport

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Ashgabat

— 3 nights
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site and Turkmen Carpet Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Geokdepe and Wedding Palace. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kow Ata Underground Lake, shop like a local with Russian Bazaar, get in on the family fun at World of Turkmenbashi Tales, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat trip itinerary builder tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Ashgabat is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkmenistan Standard Time is 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in April: highs in Ashgabat hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dasoguz Province.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Dasoguz Province

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Sweet Well, then steep yourself in history at Kutlug Timur Minaret, and then don't miss a visit to Turabek Khanum Mausoleum.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dasoguz Province visit website.

Traveling by car from Ashgabat to Dasoguz Province takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Darvaza.

Things to do in Dasoguz Province

Historic Sites

Darvaza

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Darvaza Water Crater and then make a trip to Darvaza Gas Crater.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Darvaza tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dasoguz Province to Darvaza takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darvaza

Nature · Parks

Turkmenistan travel guide

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Ruins · Landmarks · Geologic Formations
With a population of just 5 million and the majority of its area part of one of the driest deserts on the planet, Turkmenistan remains one of the world's least explored destinations. Known largely for the eccentric dictatorship of Saparmyrat Niyazov, who died in 2006, this desert land boasts great natural beauty and centuries-old traditions. A tour of Turkmenistan reveals a series of thriving cities, once important stops on the ancient Silk Road. Probably the most convenient of the country's urban centers, Ashgabat serves as the national capital and most developed city, known for its white-marble buildings housing theaters, museums, and shopping malls.