13 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

13 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Afghanistan trip itinerary planner

Travel Warning: Security Concerns   More Info
Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Kabul
— 3 nights
2
Bamyan
— 3 nights
3
Herat
— 2 nights
4
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 2 nights

3
nights
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Kabul is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Reservoir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Babur Gardens Mosque, and explore the galleries of National Museum of Afghanistan.

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

Bournemouth, UK to Kabul is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Afghanistan Time is 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Bamyan.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bagh-e Babur
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Christian Cemetery ©
Christian Cemetery
Darul Aman Palace ©
Darul Aman Palace
Babur Tomb ©
Babur Tomb

3
nights
Bamyan

Bamyan ©
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Band-e-Amir National Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley and delve into the distant past at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bamyan road trip app.

You can fly from Kabul to Bamyan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Herat.

Things to do in Bamyan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Band-e-Amir National Park ©
Band-e-Amir National Park
Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) ©
Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City)

2
nights
Herat

Herat ©
Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami's Tomb, thenmake a trip to Herat Citadel, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khawaja Ghaltan Shrine. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque, and then contemplate the long history of Musalla Minarets of Herat.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Herat online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bamyan to Herat takes 17 hours. In September, daytime highs in Herat are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Herat Citadel ©
Herat Citadel
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine ©
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine

2
nights
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 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Green Mosque.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Mazar-i-Sharif online journey builder.

You can drive from Herat to Mazar-i-Sharif in 13 hours. Traveling from Herat in September, Mazar-i-Sharif is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Green Mosque
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque
Green Mosque ©
Green Mosque

Similar plans

34 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 15 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM TURKEY May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 32 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM EGYPT May, teens, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: May, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 29 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 46 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in Africa & Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular sights Preferences: June, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in United States & Afghanistan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans