22 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

22 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Afghanistan trip planner

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Fly
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Kabul
— 4 nights
Fly
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Herat
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bamyan
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Panjshir Province
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mazar-i-Sharif
— 5 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 landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, explore the galleries of National Museum of Afghanistan, make a trip to Babur Tomb, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kabul trip website.

Minneapolis, USA to Kabul is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Kabul is 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Herat.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 15:

Herat

— 3 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, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, and make a trip to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Herat day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Kabul to Herat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Bamyan.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

Bamyan

— 4 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 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Band-e-Amir National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley and delve into the distant past at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bamyan trip planner.

You can drive from Herat to Bamyan in 17 hours. You will leave for Panjshir Province on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Bamyan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:

Panjshir Province

— 3 nights
Panjshir is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country. Panjshir Province is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panjshir Mountains.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Panjshir Province trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bamyan to Panjshir Province takes 4.5 hours. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Panjshir Province

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Mazar-i-Sharif

— 5 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 other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mazar-i-Sharif route planner.

You can fly from Panjshir Province to Mazar-i-Sharif in 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Mazar-i-Sharif can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. You will leave for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 30:

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.