9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
Bamyan
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
Kabul
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Herat
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
Mumbai

2
days
Bamyan

Bamyan ©
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Band-e-Amir National Park.

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Mumbai, India to Bamyan is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mumbai to Bamyan due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Kabul.

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3
days
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Change things up with a short trip to Bagram Airfield in Bagram (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pul-e Kheshti Mosque, and steep yourself in history at Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam.

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Kabul is just a short distance from Bamyan. April in Kabul sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Kabul

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

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

1
day
Mazar-i-Sharif

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 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mazar-i-Sharif trip app .

You can fly from Kabul to Mazar-i-Sharif in 1.5 hours. Another option is to 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. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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.
On the 12th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, then don't miss a visit to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, and finally make a trip to Herat Citadel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Herat tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Mazar-i-Sharif to Herat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. April in Herat sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will leave for home on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Herat

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Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Herat Citadel ©
Herat Citadel
Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum ©
Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum