8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Ashgabat
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Mary
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
3
Kunya-Urgench
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Darvaza
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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, enjoy breathtaking views from Monument Arch of Neutrality, examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum, and make a trip to Gypjak Mosque.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ashgabat online holiday planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Ashgabat is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Turkmenistan Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in March; daily highs in Ashgabat reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mary.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Ashgabat National Museum of History ©
Ashgabat National Museum of History

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, then explore the ancient world of Gyaur Kala, and then get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Mary day trip planning app.

Drive from Ashgabat to Mary in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Mary are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kunya-Urgench.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque ©
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque
National History and Ethnology Museum ©
National History and Ethnology Museum

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kunya-Urgench, steep yourself in history at Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, contemplate the long history of Kutlug Timur Minaret, then explore the ancient world of Il Arslan Mausoleum, and finally make a trip to Konye Urgenc.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kunya-Urgench trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mary to Kunya-Urgench takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mary in March, things will get a bit cooler in Kunya-Urgench: highs are around 15°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Darvaza.

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

2
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater and then explore the striking landscape at Darvaza Gas Crater.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Darvaza trip builder app.

You can drive from Kunya-Urgench to Darvaza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darvaza

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