9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Herat
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Bamyan
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Kabul
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Brussels

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 23rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mazar-i-Sharif trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Mazar-i-Sharif is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Afghanistan Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in April, expect nights in Mazar-i-Sharif to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are much hotter, around 29°C. On the 24th (Tue), 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
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 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of 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 don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Herat trip planner .

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, daytime highs in Herat are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bamyan.

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

2
nights
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 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bamyan trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Herat to Bamyan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly to Kabul.

Things to do in Bamyan

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
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2
nights
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Take a break from Kabul 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 different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, and contemplate the long history of Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kabul, use our trip itinerary maker.

Kabul is very close to Bamyan. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kabul

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

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

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