9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Paris
Fly:  18​h 30​min
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Herat
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
Bamyan
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
Kabul
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Paris

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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 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mazar-i-Sharif trip itinerary website .

Paris, France to Mazar-i-Sharif is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Paris to Mazar-i-Sharif due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in April, with highs in Mazar-i-Sharif at 29°C and lows at 16°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Herat.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque

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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 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque, then stroll the grounds of 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 see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Herat road trip planning app .

Fly from Mazar-i-Sharif to Herat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Herat can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bamyan.

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

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 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bamyan trip planner .

Getting from Herat to Bamyan by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Kabul.

Things to do in Bamyan

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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3
days
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Step out of Kabul with an excursion to Bagram Airfield in Bagram--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Afghanistan, stroll through Bagh-e Babur, and admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kabul tour planning app .

Kabul is just a stone's throw from Bamyan. In April, daytime highs in Kabul are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kabul

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

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

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