13 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

13 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Fly
1
Kabul
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Bamyan
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Herat
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 2 nights
Fly

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3
nights
Kabul

A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Kabul is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery, head outdoors with Kabul Golf Club, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abdul Rahman Khan Mosque.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kabul trip planner.

Bournemouth, UK to Kabul is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Bournemouth to Kabul due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Bamyan.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Darul Aman Palace ©
Architectural Building
Darul Aman Palace
4.0
Babur Tomb ©
Landmark
Babur Tomb
4.4

3
nights
Bamyan

Place of Shining Light

For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Band-e-Amir National Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley and delve into the distant past at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bamyan road trip app.

You can fly from Kabul to Bamyan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Herat.

Things to do in Bamyan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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2
nights
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 17th (Thu): make a trip to Herat Citadel and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Herat tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bamyan to Herat takes 17 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
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Friday Mosque ©
Religious Site
Friday Mosque
4.6
Herat Citadel ©
Landmark
Herat Citadel
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2
nights
Mazar-i-Sharif

Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Green Mosque.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Mazar-i-Sharif online journey builder.

You can drive from Herat to Mazar-i-Sharif in 13 hours. Traveling from Herat in September, Mazar-i-Sharif is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Blue Mosque ©
Must see
Blue Mosque
4.8
Green Mosque ©
Landmark
Green Mosque
4.0

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