22 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

22 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  27 h
1
Kabul
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Herat
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Bamyan
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Panjshir Province
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 5 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Minneapolis

4
nights
Kabul

Kabul ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Babur Tomb, explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery, admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, and explore the ancient world of Babur Gardens Mosque.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kabul holiday planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Kabul is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Afghanistan Time, which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Herat.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Herat

Herat ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque, stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, and make a trip to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Herat trip planner.

Getting from Kabul to Herat by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. You will leave for Bamyan on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
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Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Herat Citadel ©
Herat Citadel
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine ©
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine

4
nights
Bamyan

Bamyan ©
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 do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Herat to Bamyan in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Panjshir Province on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Bamyan

Nature Parks 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)

3
nights
Panjshir Province

Panjshir Province ©
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 plan 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 hours. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Panjshir Province

Nature Parks
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Panjshir Mountains ©
Panjshir Mountains

5
nights
Mazar-i-Sharif

Mazar-i-Sharif ©
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
Step out of Mazar-i-Sharif with an excursion to Green Mosque in Balkh--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mazar-i-Sharif online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Panjshir Province to Mazar-i-Sharif takes 5.5 hours. In March in Mazar-i-Sharif, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Green Mosque
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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque
Green Mosque ©
Green Mosque