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7 days in Afghanistan Itinerary
Fly: 1h 15min
Mazar-i-Sharif— Few hours
Fly: 1h 30min
Herat— 1 night
Fly: 1h 45min
Kabul— 4 nights
Bamyan— 1 night
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.
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Kabul to Mazar-i-Sharif is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In May, daily temperatures in Mazar-i-Sharif can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Herat.
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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 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, then make a trip to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel.
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You can fly from Mazar-i-Sharif to Herat in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mazar-i-Sharif in May since evenings lows in Herat dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kabul.
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A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.Go for a jaunt from Kabul to Bagram to see Bagram Airfield about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Babur Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Afghanistan.
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You can fly from Herat to Kabul in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Bamyan.
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Bagh-e Babur, Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam, Bagram Airfield
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Place of Shining Light
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Band-e-Amir National Park. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.
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Bamyan is just a short distance from Kabul. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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