31 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

31 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Fly to Ashgabat International Airport, Drive to Darvaza
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Darvaza
— 4 nights
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Dasoguz Province
— 6 nights
Drive
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Balkanabat
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mary
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ashgabat
— 9 nights
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Darvaza — 4 nights

Darvaza is known for nature and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Darvaza Gas Crater and don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Darvaza online travel planner.

Atlanta, USA to Darvaza is an approximately 26.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Atlanta to Darvaza due to the time zone difference. On the 6th (Sun), you're off to Dasoguz Province.
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Dasoguz Province — 6 nights

Dasoguz Province is known for historic sites and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kutlug Timur Minaret, don't miss a visit to Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, and explore the ancient world of Il Arslan Mausoleum.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Dasoguz Province trip website.

Traveling by car from Darvaza to Dasoguz Province takes 2 hours. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Balkanabat.
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Historic Sites
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Balkanabat — 5 nights

Balkanabat, formerly Nebit Dag, is a city in western Turkmenistan, and the capital of Balkan Province, the largest province in the country. Balkanabat is known for nature, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Yangykala Canyon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gozli Ata Mausoleum, and pause for some photo ops at The Monument to the Desert Explorers.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Balkanabat road trip planner.

You can drive from Dasoguz Province to Balkanabat in 11.5 hours. You'll set off for Mary on the 17th (Thu).
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Mary — 5 nights

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.
Mary is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Gyaur Kala, take an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum, make a trip to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mary trip planning tool.

Getting from Balkanabat to Mary by car takes about 10.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in March, and nighttime lows around 44°F. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Ashgabat.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Ashgabat — 9 nights

A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Ashgabat is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kow Ata Underground Lake.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ashgabat road trip planning tool.

Drive from Mary to Ashgabat in 5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ashgabat can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. You will leave for home on the 31st (Thu).
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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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.
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