9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Bamyan
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Kabul
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Herat
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

2
nights
Bamyan

Bamyan ©
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 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Band-e-Amir National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bamyan online itinerary builder .

Bangkok, Thailand to Bamyan is an approximately 12-hour combination of train, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Bamyan. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Kabul.

Things to do in Bamyan

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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3
nights
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, explore the activities along Qargha Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, and admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kabul online holiday planner .

Kabul is very close to Bamyan. In April, daily temperatures in Kabul can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Kabul

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
Mazar-i-Sharif

Mazar-i-Sharif ©
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mazar-i-Sharif online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Kabul to Mazar-i-Sharif in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kabul in April: high temperatures in Mazar-i-Sharif hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Herat.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

#Historic Sites
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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque

1
night
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 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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 don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Herat online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Mazar-i-Sharif to Herat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Herat

#Historic Sites
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Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Herat Citadel ©
Herat Citadel
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine ©
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine

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