31 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

31 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Ashgabat
— 9 nights
Drive
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Mary
— 6 nights
Drive
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Dasoguz Province
— 7 nights
Drive
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Darvaza
— 6 nights
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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: explore the ancient world of Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kow Ata Underground Lake.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat route app.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Ashgabat is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Ashgabat. Traveling from Porto Alegre in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ashgabat, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mary.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Mary — 6 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, don't miss a visit to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mary tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Ashgabat to Mary takes 5 hours. October in Mary sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Dasoguz Province.
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Dasoguz Province — 7 nights

Dasoguz Province is known for historic sites and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Kutlug Timur Minaret, steep yourself in history at Seyit Ahmet, and delve into the distant past at Gate of the Caravanserai.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dasoguz Province trip planner.

You can drive from Mary to Dasoguz Province in 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Darvaza.
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Darvaza — 6 nights

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

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Darvaza trip planning site.

Drive from Dasoguz Province to Darvaza in 2 hours. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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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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