18 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

18 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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

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4
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 striking features of Darul Aman Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pul-e Kheshti Mosque, browse the exhibits of National Museum of Afghanistan, and walk around Bagh-e Babur.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kabul driving holiday planner.

Bournemouth, UK to Kabul is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Afghanistan Time (AFT), which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. You will leave for Bamyan on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:
Highlights from your trip
Darul Aman Palace ©
Architectural Building
Darul Aman Palace
4.0
Babur Tomb ©
Landmark
Babur Tomb
4.4

4
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 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Band-e-Amir National Park. There's more to do: 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 other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bamyan trip planner.

Fly from Kabul to Bamyan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Herat on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Bamyan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Herat

Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
Herat is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque, make a trip to Herat Citadel, and stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Herat day trip website.

You can drive from Bamyan to Herat in 17 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
Highlights from your trip
Friday Mosque ©
Religious Site
Friday Mosque
4.6
Herat Citadel ©
Landmark
Herat Citadel
4.3

4
nights
Mazar-i-Sharif

Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
Mazar-i-Sharif is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque and don't miss a visit to Green Mosque.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mazar-i-Sharif trip planner.

Getting from Herat to Mazar-i-Sharif by car takes about 13 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mazar-i-Sharif when traveling from Herat in September, with lows around 25°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Blue Mosque ©
Must see
Blue Mosque
4.8
Green Mosque ©
Landmark
Green Mosque
4.0

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