©

Mazar-i-Sharif trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Mazar-i-Sharif

(4.8/5 based on 30+ reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: religious sites
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country. Becoming the capital of the region after neighboring Balkh was abandoned because of disease during the 19th century CE, the city has developed around its main attraction, a shrine to Ali ibn Abi Talib, the cousin and son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad. Islamic architecture and mausoleums, along with remains from the Hellenistic era provide the most intriguing cultural attractions in Mazar-i-Sharif. To arrange what you want to do in Mazar-i-Sharif, use our Afghanistan vacation trip planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Mazar-i-Sharif

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Best things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Where to stay

Mazar-i-Sharif offers a small but diverse set of accommodations for its guests. All located close to the main attractions in the center of town, the lodgings available include dormitory-style hostels, with shared rooms, bathrooms, and toilets; and mid-range hotels with private bedrooms, and either shared or private bathrooms. The odd luxury hotel, aimed almost exclusively at upmarket international guests, provides additional facilities, higher-standard rooms, and often thematic decoration.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities in Balkh Province:
Sightseeing
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Mazar-i-Sharif

7 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM AFGHANISTAN February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM AFGHANISTAN February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC November, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM ITALY December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM GUYANA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH October, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM AFGHANISTAN November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM ROMANIA October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News