7 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

7 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Mazar-i-Sharif
— 1 day
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Kabul
— 2 nights
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Herat
— 1 night
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Panjshir Province
— 1 night
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Bamyan
— 2 nights
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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 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Green Mosque and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mazar-i-Sharif day trip tool.

New Delhi, India to Mazar-i-Sharif is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Delhi to Mazar-i-Sharif. Expect colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Mazar-i-Sharif hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Kabul.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kabul

A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, and then browse the exhibits of National Museum of Afghanistan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery, contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Reservoir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abdul Rahman Khan Mosque.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kabul online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Mazar-i-Sharif to Kabul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Herat.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Herat

Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, then stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, then don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Herat sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Kabul to Herat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Herat sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Panjshir Province.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
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Panjshir Province

Panjshir is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Panjshir Mountains.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Panjshir Province online holiday planner.

You can fly from Herat to Panjshir Province in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Bamyan.

Things to do in Panjshir Province

Parks · Nature
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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.
On the 6th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Band-e-Amir National Park. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) and then steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bamyan trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Panjshir Province to Bamyan in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bamyan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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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.