8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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8 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  17 h
1
Ashgabat
— 2 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:  20 h 30 min
End: Oslo, Norway

2
nights
Ashgabat

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Get some historical perspective at Parthian Settlement of Nisa and Geokdepe. Get some cultural insight at Turkmen Carpet Museum and Ertugrul Gazi Mosque. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Ashgabat National Museum of History, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, find something for the whole family at World of Turkmenbashi Tales, and see the interesting displays at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat route planner.

Oslo, Norway to Ashgabat is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Ashgabat is 4 hours. Traveling from Oslo in March, things will get a bit warmer in Ashgabat: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Mary.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque ©
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church, explore the ancient world of Gyaur Kala, and then take an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Mary trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Ashgabat to Mary takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Mary, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kunya-Urgench.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites Museums
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Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Gate of the Caravanserai, steep yourself in history at Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum, contemplate the long history of Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Kutlug Timur Minaret, then contemplate the long history of Il Arslan Mausoleum, and finally steep yourself in history at Kunya-Urgench.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kunya-Urgench trip planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Darvaza.

Things to do in Kunya-Urgench

Historic Sites
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Kunya-Urgench ©
Kunya-Urgench
Kutlug Timur Minaret ©
Kutlug Timur Minaret
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum ©
Turabek Khanum Mausoleum

2
nights
Darvaza

Darvaza ©
On the 23rd (Mon), make a trip to Darvaza Water Crater and then take in the dramatic natural features at Darvaza Gas Crater.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Darvaza travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kunya-Urgench to Darvaza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darvaza

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Darvaza Gas Crater ©
Darvaza Gas Crater
Darvaza Water Crater ©
Darvaza Water Crater

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