10 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

10 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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10 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Start: Indore
Fly:  12​h
1
Kandahar
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Herat
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Bamyan
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Kabul
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Indore

1
night
Kandahar

Kandahar
Kandahar or Qandahar is the second-largest city in Afghanistan, with a population of about 491,500. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Red Mosque.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kandahar trip itinerary builder tool .

Indore, India to Kandahar is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indore to Kandahar. March in Kandahar sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Herat.

Things to do in Kandahar

#Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:

1
night
Herat

Herat ©
Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
On the 25th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel, make a trip to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, then stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Herat visit planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Kandahar to Herat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kandahar in March: high temperatures in Herat hover around 20°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Herat

#Historic Sites
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Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum ©
Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum
Herat Citadel ©
Herat Citadel

2
nights
Mazar-i-Sharif

Mazar-i-Sharif ©
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Mazar-i-Sharif online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Herat to Mazar-i-Sharif takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bamyan.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

#Historic Sites
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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque

2
nights
Bamyan

Bamyan ©
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bamyan planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Mazar-i-Sharif to Bamyan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Kabul.

Things to do in Bamyan

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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3
nights
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Afghanistan and Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam. Go for a jaunt from Kabul to Bagram to see Bagram Airfield about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Babur Tomb, contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Lake, explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery, and stroll through Bagh-e Babur.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kabul road trip planning app .

Kabul is just a stone's throw from Bamyan. On the 1st (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kabul

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam, Bagram Airfield, Bagh-e Babur
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:
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Bagram Airfield ©
Bagram Airfield
National Museum of Afghanistan ©
National Museum of Afghanistan

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