18 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

18 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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

— 4 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 striking features of Darul Aman Palace, walk around Bagh-e Babur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pul-e Kheshti Mosque, and stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kabul trip itinerary planner.

Weston, USA to Kabul is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Afghanistan Time is 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly to Herat.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

Herat

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque, don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Herat online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kabul to Herat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Herat are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. You'll set off for Panjshir Province on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:

Panjshir Province

— 2 nights
Panjshir is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Panjshir Mountains.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Panjshir Province travel planner.

You can fly from Herat to Panjshir Province in 3.5 hours. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bamyan.

Things to do in Panjshir Province

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Band-e-Amir National Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley and witness the site of a historic battle at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bamyan online tour planner.

Getting from Panjshir Province to Bamyan by car takes about 4.5 hours. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Bamyan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Mazar-i-Sharif

— 3 nights
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
On the 9th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Green Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mazar-i-Sharif trip itinerary app.

Drive from Bamyan to Mazar-i-Sharif in 8 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mazar-i-Sharif are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

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.