10 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

10 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Fly
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Kabul
— 3 nights
Fly
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Herat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shahrak
— 1 night
Drive
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Balkh
— 1 night
Drive to Mazar-i-Sharif International Airport, Fly to Concepcion

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Kabul

— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, make a trip to Babur Tomb, walk around Bagh-e Babur, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pul-e Kheshti Mosque.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kabul trip planner.

Concepcion, Chile to Kabul is an approximately 36-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Afghanistan Time (AFT) is 8.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Herat.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Herat

— 2 nights
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 6th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, then make a trip to Herat Citadel, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Herat trip builder tool.

Fly from Kabul to Herat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Shahrak.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
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Shahrak

— 1 night
You've now added Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Shahrak trip planner.

Drive from Herat to Shahrak in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Balkh.

Things to do in Shahrak

Historic Sites
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Balkh

— 1 night
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 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Green Mosque and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Balkh trip itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Shahrak to Balkh with the Route module. In August in Balkh, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Balkh

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.