9 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

9 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Fly to Ashgabat, Taxi to Dasoguz Province
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Dasoguz Province
— 2 nights
Drive
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Darvaza
— 1 night
Drive
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Ashgabat
— 5 nights
Fly

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Dasoguz Province

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Turabek Khanum Mausoleum and then steep yourself in history at Il Arslan Mausoleum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Sweet Well, steep yourself in history at Kutlug Timur Minaret, and then delve into the distant past at Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dasoguz Province visit planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Dasoguz Province is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Turkmenistan Standard Time (TMT) is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Darvaza.

Things to do in Dasoguz Province

Historic Sites

Darvaza

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater and then take in the dramatic natural features at Darvaza Gas Crater.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Darvaza trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Dasoguz Province to Darvaza in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Darvaza

Nature · Parks

Ashgabat

— 5 nights
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: pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Kow Ata Underground Lake, make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, and delve into the distant past at Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ashgabat vacation planning tool.

Drive from Darvaza to Ashgabat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Ashgabat are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · 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.