15 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

15 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Afghanistan visit planner

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Kabul
— 4 nights
Fly
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Herat
— 2 nights
Fly
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Panjshir Province
— 1 night
Drive
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Bamyan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mazar-i-Sharif
— 4 nights
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Kabul

— 4 nights
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Christian Cemetery and Abdul Rahman Khan Mosque. National Museum of Afghanistan and Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Kabul Golf Club, explore the activities along Qargha Reservoir, don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pul-e Kheshti Mosque.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kabul attractions planning tool.

Thessaloniki, Greece to Kabul is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Thessaloniki to Kabul due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Herat.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 (Sat): don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel, stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Herat trip planner.

You can fly from Kabul to Herat in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daytime highs in Herat are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Panjshir Province.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
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Panjshir Province

— 1 night
Panjshir is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Panjshir Mountains.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Panjshir Province vacation planning site.

Fly from Herat to Panjshir Province in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Bamyan.

Things to do in Panjshir Province

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:
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Bamyan

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley and Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Band-e-Amir National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Bamyan trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Panjshir Province to Bamyan in 4.5 hours. You'll set off for Mazar-i-Sharif on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Bamyan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Mazar-i-Sharif

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque and don't miss a visit to Green Mosque.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Mazar-i-Sharif journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Bamyan to Mazar-i-Sharif takes 8 hours. In November, daytime highs in Mazar-i-Sharif are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

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.