7 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

7 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Mazar-i-Sharif
— 1 night
Drive
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Bamyan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kabul
— 1 night
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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 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Green Mosque and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mazar-i-Sharif trip maker site.

Houston, USA to Mazar-i-Sharif is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Mazar-i-Sharif, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Mazar-i-Sharif, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bamyan.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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 16th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Band-e-Amir National Park. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) and then steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bamyan trip builder tool.

You can drive from Mazar-i-Sharif to Bamyan in 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Kabul.

Things to do in Bamyan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Kabul

A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): walk around Bagh-e Babur, make a trip to Babur Tomb, then admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, and finally explore the galleries of National Museum of Afghanistan.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kabul tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Bamyan to Kabul by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kabul

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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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.