11 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

11 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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11 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Natal
Fly:  33​h
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Herat
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kandahar
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
Bamyan
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
Kabul
— 1 night
Fly:  32​h
Natal

1
day
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 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque.

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Natal, Brazil to Mazar-i-Sharif is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Natal to Mazar-i-Sharif is 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Natal in June: high temperatures in Mazar-i-Sharif hover around 45°C and lows are around 31°C. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Herat.

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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque

2
days
Herat

Herat ©
Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, then stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, and finally don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel.

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Fly from Mazar-i-Sharif to Herat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mazar-i-Sharif in June; daily highs in Herat reach 41°C and lows reach 25°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Kandahar.

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Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum ©
Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum
Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine ©
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine

1
day
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 15th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Red Mosque.

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You can fly from Herat to Kandahar in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Herat in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Kandahar: highs are around 47°C and lows about 29°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bamyan.

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1
day
Bamyan

Bamyan ©
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

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Getting from Kandahar to Bamyan by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kabul.

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2
days
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 18th (Tue), stroll through Bagh-e Babur, don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, then examine the collection at National Museum of Afghanistan, and finally admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace. On your second day here, make a trip to Id Gah Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pul-e Kheshti Mosque, steep yourself in history at Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, then stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery, and finally explore the activities along Qargha Lake.

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Kabul is very close to Bamyan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kabul

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam, Bagh-e Babur
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National Museum of Afghanistan ©
National Museum of Afghanistan
Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque
Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque