8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kabul
— 2 nights
2
Bamyan
— 2 nights
3
Herat
— 1 night

2
nights
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Babur Gardens Mosque, admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, thenbrowse the exhibits of National Museum of Afghanistan, and finally make a trip to Babur Tomb. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Bagh-e Babur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abdul Rahman Khan Mosque, stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, thenexplore the activities along Qargha Reservoir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ziarat-e Sakhi.

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Bournemouth, UK to Kabul is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Afghanistan Time (AFT) is 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Bamyan.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bagh-e Babur
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Babur Tomb ©
Babur Tomb
Bagh-e Babur ©
Bagh-e Babur
Darul Aman Palace ©
Darul Aman Palace

2
nights
Bamyan

Bamyan ©
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Band-e-Amir National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley and then explore the ancient world of Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bamyan trip planner.

You can fly from Kabul to Bamyan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Herat.

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)

1
night
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 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khawaja Ghaltan Shrine, thenstroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, thendon't miss a visit to Herat Citadel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Herat holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bamyan to Herat takes 17 hours. In October in Herat, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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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