37 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Mazar-i-Sharif
— 4 nights
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Kabul
— 5 nights
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Kandahar
— 5 nights
Fly to Kabul, Taxi to Panjshir Province
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Panjshir Province
— 5 nights
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Bamyan
— 5 nights
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Shahrak
— 5 nights
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Herat
— 5 nights
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Mazar-i-Sharif — 4 nights

Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
Step out of Mazar-i-Sharif to go to Balkh and see Green Mosque, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mazar-i-Sharif travel route planning tool.

Newark, USA to Mazar-i-Sharif is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Afghanistan Time (AFT) is 9.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mazar-i-Sharif can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. On the 30th (Wed), you're off to Kabul.
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Kabul — 5 nights

A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Kabul is known for sightseeing, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery, contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Reservoir, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pul-e Kheshti Mosque.

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Fly from Mazar-i-Sharif to Kabul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Kandahar.
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Kandahar — 5 nights

Kandahar or Qandahar is the second-largest city in Afghanistan, with a population of about 491,500. Kandahar is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Red Mosque.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Kandahar travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Kabul to Kandahar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 39°F. You'll set off for Panjshir Province on the 10th (Sat).
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Panjshir Province — 5 nights

Panjshir is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country. Panjshir Province is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panjshir Mountains.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandahar to Panjshir Province takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Bamyan on the 15th (Thu).
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Bamyan — 5 nights

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 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Band-e-Amir National Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley and explore the ancient world of Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bamyan trip planner.

Drive from Panjshir Province to Bamyan in 4.5 hours. You will leave for Shahrak on the 20th (Tue).
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Shahrak — 5 nights

Shahrak is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shahrak trip planner.

Getting from Bamyan to Shahrak by car takes about 7.5 hours. You will leave for Herat on the 25th (Sun).
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Herat — 5 nights

Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
Herat is known for sightseeing and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque, make a trip to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Herat trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shahrak to Herat takes 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Herat can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. You will leave for home on the 30th (Fri).
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Afghanistan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · National Parks
Often the central story in the evening news for the worst of reasons, Afghanistan remains a troubled country ravaged by internal conflict and shaken to its core by political instability. Although few travelers take a trip to Afghanistan for pleasure, this landlocked nation boasts breathtaking extremes of landscape and a rich history spanning over 2,000 years. Powerful empires came and went over the ages, leaving an indelible mark on Afghanistan's culture, arts, and religion. The last few decades have brought mostly chaos, from the invasion of the Soviets in 1979, to the 2001 offensive led jointly by NATO and American forces. Today, Afghanistan remains a battered though undeniably picturesque country slowly figuring out how to reinvent itself as a young democracy.
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