15 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

15 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Kabul
— 4 nights
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Bamyan
— 2 nights
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Panjshir Province
— 1 night
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Herat
— 3 nights
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Balkh
— 2 nights

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Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kabul Golf Club and Abdul Rahman Khan Mosque. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Christian Cemetery and Pul-e Kheshti Mosque. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of National Museum of Afghanistan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, and don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kabul road trip planning site.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Kabul is an approximately 33-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Playa del Carmen to Kabul is 9.5 hours. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Bamyan.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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National Museum of Afghanistan ©
National Museum of Afghanistan
Christian Cemetery ©
Christian Cemetery
Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque
Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque

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Bamyan

Bamyan ©

Place of Shining Light

For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Band-e-Amir National Park. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) and then steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bamyan online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Kabul to Bamyan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Panjshir Province.

Things to do in Bamyan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Band-e-Amir National Park ©
Band-e-Amir National Park
Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) ©
Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City)

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Panjshir Province

Panjshir Province ©
Panjshir is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Panjshir Mountains.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Panjshir Province travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Bamyan to Panjshir Province by car takes about 4 hours. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Herat.

Things to do in Panjshir Province

Parks · Nature
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Panjshir Mountains ©
Panjshir Mountains

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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.
Visit Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum and Friday Mosque for their historical value. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Herat trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Panjshir Province to Herat takes 5.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Herat are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to Balkh.

Things to do in Herat

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

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Balkh

Balkh ©
Balkh is a town in the Balkh Province of Afghanistan, about 20 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital, Mazar-e Sharif, and some 74km south of the Amu Darya river. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Green Mosque and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Balkh online journey planner.

You can fly from Herat to Balkh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Herat in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Balkh. On the 28th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Balkh

Historic Sites

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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque
Green Mosque ©
Green Mosque

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