43 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

43 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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43 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  9​h
— 13 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
— 9 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
— 10 nights
Drive:  30​min
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Mumbai


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: make a trip to Herat Citadel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Herat attractions website .

Mumbai, India to Herat is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Herat is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Herat, with lows around 20°C. On the 1st (Fri), you're off toMazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
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Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Herat Citadel ©
Herat Citadel
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine ©
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine


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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mazar-i-Sharif vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Herat to Mazar-i-Sharif takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Herat in June since evenings lows in Mazar-i-Sharif dip to 31°C. You will leave for Kabul on the 10th (Sun).

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


Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Step out of Kabul to go to Bagram and see Bagram Airfield, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Babur Tomb, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Afghanistan, steep yourself in history at Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagh-e Babur.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kabul route maker tool .

You can fly from Mazar-i-Sharif to Kabul in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mazar-i-Sharif in June: high temperatures in Kabul hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Bamyan.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bagh-e Babur, Bagram Airfield, Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
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Darul Aman Palace ©
Darul Aman Palace
Bagram Airfield ©
Bagram Airfield


Bamyan ©
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Band-e-Amir National Park. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bamyan road trip planner.

Bamyan is very close to Kabul. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bamyan

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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