6 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

6 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkmenistan trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Ashgabat
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Darvaza
— 2 nights
Drive to Ashgabat International Airport, Fly to Erzurum International Airport

S M T W T F S
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Ashgabat

— 3 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: explore the ancient world of Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, and take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ashgabat tour itinerary builder app.

Erzurum, Turkey to Ashgabat is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Erzurum to Ashgabat. While traveling from Erzurum, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Ashgabat, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Darvaza.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Darvaza

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater and then explore the striking landscape at Darvaza Gas Crater.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Darvaza travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ashgabat to Darvaza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darvaza

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Turkmenistan travel guide

3.8
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.