8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Mazar-i-Sharif
— 2 nights
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Bamyan
— 2 nights
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Kabul
— 1 night
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Herat
— 2 nights

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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 5th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Green Mosque.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mazar-i-Sharif attractions planner.

Canakkale, Turkey to Mazar-i-Sharif is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Canakkale to Mazar-i-Sharif. In November, daytime highs in Mazar-i-Sharif are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bamyan.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque
Green Mosque ©
Green 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) and then contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Band-e-Amir National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bamyan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mazar-i-Sharif to Bamyan takes 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Kabul.

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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Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): walk around Bagh-e Babur, then don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, then admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, and finally explore the galleries of National Museum of Afghanistan.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kabul trip planning app.

You can fly from Bamyan to Kabul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Herat.

Things to do in Kabul

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
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National Museum of Afghanistan ©
National Museum of Afghanistan
Darul Aman Palace ©
Darul Aman Palace
Babur Tomb ©
Babur Tomb

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): make a trip to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, then don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Herat tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kabul to Herat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Herat, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:
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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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