7 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

7 days in Turkmenistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkmenistan travel planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Ashgabat
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Darvaza
— 2 nights
Drive to Ashgabat International Airport, Fly to Valletta

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Ashgabat — 4 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, make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, and see the interesting displays at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ashgabat online holiday planner.

Valletta, Malta to Ashgabat is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Valletta to Ashgabat, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valletta in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Ashgabat. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Darvaza.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Darvaza — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to Darvaza Water Crater and then explore the striking landscape at Darvaza Gas Crater.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Darvaza trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Ashgabat to Darvaza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature
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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.