9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Porto Alegre
Fly:  28​h
Kabul
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
Mazar-i-Sharif
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Herat
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
Bamyan
— 1 night
Fly:  33​h
Porto Alegre

2
days
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 7th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, then examine the collection at National Museum of Afghanistan, then stroll through Bagh-e Babur, and finally make a trip to Babur Tomb. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Id Gah Mosque, steep yourself in history at Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Lake.

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Porto Alegre, Brazil to Kabul is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Afghanistan Time is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Porto Alegre in April; daily highs in Kabul reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Kabul

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

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Bagh-e Babur, Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
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Qargha Reservoir ©
Qargha Reservoir
Darul Aman Palace ©
Darul Aman Palace
National Museum of Afghanistan ©
National Museum of Afghanistan

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hours
Mazar-i-Sharif

Mazar-i-Sharif ©
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

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Traveling by flight from Kabul to Mazar-i-Sharif takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kabul in April; daily highs in Mazar-i-Sharif reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Herat.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

#Historic Sites
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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque

1
day
Herat

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 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque, then stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, then make a trip to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, and finally make a trip to Herat Citadel.

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Getting from Mazar-i-Sharif to Herat by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In April in Herat, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Bamyan.

Things to do in Herat

#Historic Sites
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Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Herat Citadel ©
Herat Citadel
Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum ©
Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum

1
day
Bamyan

Bamyan ©
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Herat to Bamyan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bamyan

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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