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Best time to visit Turkmenistan

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The best time to visit Turkmenistan is April-May

While Turkmenistan is a popular destination to visit all year round, April-May is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In summer, the daytime temperatures in central Ashgabat, Turkmenistan can reach a top of 40℃ (104℉). The average Ashgabat temperatures in winter reach lows of around 2℃ (35℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -1℃ (30℉). Other areas in Turkmenistan can sometimes get even colder than this – You can check out the climates of other popular destinations below.

The sun stays up the longest in Turkmenistan in June, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in April, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Learn more about when to travel to Turkmenistan, the monthly weather breakdown for the most popular destinations, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

June

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Turkmenistan seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Turkmenistan is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Turkmenistan

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
AshgabatApril-May
9℃
2℃
9℃
2℃
16℃
8℃
22℃
12℃
29℃
20℃
33℃
23℃
36℃
25℃
34℃
23℃
29℃
19℃
22℃
13℃
14℃
6℃
10℃
3℃
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Top FAQs

Turkmenistan is in Middle East.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Turkmenistan:

The warmest month of the year in Ashgabat, one of the most popular places to visit in Turkmenistan, is July.
The driest month of the year in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, is usually around July each year.

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