60 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

60 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

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Ashgabat
— 8 nights
Drive
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Kaakhka
— 8 nights
Drive
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Mary
— 9 nights
Fly to Dashoguz, Taxi to Dasoguz Province
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Dasoguz Province
— 8 nights
Drive
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Darvaza
— 9 nights
Drive
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Balkanabat
— 8 nights
Drive
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Bamy
— 9 nights
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Ashgabat

— 8 nights
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts and Wedding Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Geokdepe and Turkmen Carpet Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, don't miss a visit to Ashgabat Train Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hezreti Osman Mosque.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ashgabat trip maker app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Ashgabat is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkmenistan Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. In June, Ashgabat is much hotter than Stockholm - with highs of 43°C and lows of 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kaakhka.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 9:

Kaakhka

— 8 nights
Kaka also known as Kaakhka, Kaakcha or Chaacha is a town and capital of Kaka District in the Ahal Province of Turkmenistan. Kaakhka is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Abiverd Ruins.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kaakhka day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ashgabat to Kaakhka takes 2 hours. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mary.

Things to do in Kaakhka

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Mary

— 9 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gonur Depe and National History and Ethnology Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pokrovskaya Church and Gyaur Kala. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mary online trip maker.

You can drive from Kaakhka to Mary in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Mary, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for Dasoguz Province.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 26:

Dasoguz Province

— 8 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kutlug Timur Minaret and Gate of the Caravanserai. Do some cultural sightseeing at Turabek Khanum Mausoleum and Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dasoguz Province driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mary to Dasoguz Province takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Darvaza.

Things to do in Dasoguz Province

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 4:

Darvaza

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

Before you visit Darvaza, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Dasoguz Province to Darvaza in 2 hours. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Balkanabat.

Things to do in Darvaza

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 13:

Balkanabat

— 8 nights
Balkanabat, formerly Nebit Dag, is a city in western Turkmenistan, and the capital of Balkan Province, the largest province in the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Yangykala Canyon and Gozli Ata Mausoleum. There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at The Monument to the Desert Explorers.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Balkanabat trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Darvaza to Balkanabat takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Bamy.

Things to do in Balkanabat

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

Bamy

— 9 nights
Bamy is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Bahardenskaya Cave.

Before you visit Bamy, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Balkanabat to Bamy in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bamy

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 30:

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.