32 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

32 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Mazar-i-Sharif
— 5 nights
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Shahrak
— 4 nights
Drive
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Herat
— 5 nights
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Panjshir Province
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bamyan
— 5 nights
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Kabul
— 5 nights
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Mazar-i-Sharif

— 5 nights
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
Mazar-i-Sharif is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque and make a trip to Green Mosque.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mazar-i-Sharif road trip planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Mazar-i-Sharif is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Mazar-i-Sharif is 9.5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in January, expect Mazar-i-Sharif to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Shahrak.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:

Shahrak

— 4 nights
Shahrak is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Shahrak travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Mazar-i-Sharif to Shahrak with the Route module. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for Herat.

Things to do in Shahrak

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:

Herat

— 5 nights
Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
Herat is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque, stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, and don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Herat trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Shahrak to Herat takes 5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Panjshir Province.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:

Panjshir Province

— 5 nights
Panjshir is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country. Panjshir Province is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panjshir Mountains.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Panjshir Province tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Herat to Panjshir Province by flight takes about 5.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for Bamyan.

Things to do in Panjshir Province

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Bamyan

— 5 nights

Place of Shining Light

For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Band-e-Amir National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley and delve into the distant past at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bamyan day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Panjshir Province to Bamyan takes 4 hours. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kabul.

Things to do in Bamyan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:

Kabul

— 5 nights
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 landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pul-e Kheshti Mosque, head outdoors with Kabul Golf Club, and explore the galleries of National Museum of Afghanistan.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kabul holiday planner.

Getting from Bamyan to Kabul by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:

Afghanistan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · National Parks
Often the central story in the evening news for the worst of reasons, Afghanistan remains a troubled country ravaged by internal conflict and shaken to its core by political instability. Although few travelers take a trip to Afghanistan for pleasure, this landlocked nation boasts breathtaking extremes of landscape and a rich history spanning over 2,000 years. Powerful empires came and went over the ages, leaving an indelible mark on Afghanistan's culture, arts, and religion. The last few decades have brought mostly chaos, from the invasion of the Soviets in 1979, to the 2001 offensive led jointly by NATO and American forces. Today, Afghanistan remains a battered though undeniably picturesque country slowly figuring out how to reinvent itself as a young democracy.