9 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

9 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkmenistan trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Ashgabat
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Mary
— 1 day
Fly

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Ashgabat

— 6 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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, and find something for the whole family at World of Turkmenbashi Tales.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ashgabat trip planning tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Ashgabat is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Ashgabat is 4 hours. Traveling from Copenhagen in April, you will find days in Ashgabat are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Mary.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Mary

— 1 day
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.
On the 8th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at National History and Ethnology Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mary trip planner.

You can drive from Ashgabat to Mary in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ashgabat in April, things will get a bit warmer in Mary: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mary

Museums

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.