12 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

12 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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12 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
Bamyan
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​min
Kabul
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Herat
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
Mumbai

2
days
Bamyan

Bamyan ©
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Band-e-Amir National Park.

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Mumbai, India to Bamyan is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mumbai to Bamyan due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kabul.

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

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Explore hidden gems such as Bagh-e Babur and Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque. When in Kabul, make a side trip to see Bagram Airfield in Bagram, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Lake, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Afghanistan.

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Kabul is just a stone's throw from Bamyan. In March in Kabul, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Kabul

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Bagram Airfield, Bagh-e Babur, Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
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Christian Cemetery ©
Christian Cemetery
Qargha Lake ©
Qargha Lake
Bagram Airfield ©
Bagram Airfield

3
days
Mazar-i-Sharif

Mazar-i-Sharif ©
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
When in Mazar-i-Sharif, make a side trip to see Green Mosque in Balkh, approximately 54 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

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Traveling by flight from Kabul to Mazar-i-Sharif takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, Mazar-i-Sharif is a bit warmer than Kabul - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel to Herat.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Green Mosque
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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque
Green Mosque ©
Green 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 1st (Sun): make a trip 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.

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Traveling by flight from Mazar-i-Sharif to Herat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Tue).

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