26 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

26 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Afghanistan trip planner

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

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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 striking features of Darul Aman Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pul-e Kheshti Mosque, explore the activities along Qargha Reservoir, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kabul trip itinerary builder website.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Hamid Karzai International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly to Bamyan.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

Bamyan

— 5 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 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Band-e-Amir National Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley and explore the ancient world of Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

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Getting from Kabul to Bamyan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. On the 7th (Thu), you're off to Shahrak.

Things to do in Bamyan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Shahrak

— 4 nights
Shahrak is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Shahrak trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Bamyan to Shahrak in 12 hours. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Herat.

Things to do in Shahrak

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:

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

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Herat travel route planner.

You can drive from Shahrak to Herat in 4.5 hours. In October in Herat, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for Panjshir Province on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
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Panjshir Province

— 5 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 ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Panjshir Province online travel planner.

Getting from Herat to Panjshir Province by flight takes about 3.5 hours. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Panjshir Province

Nature · Parks
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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 make a trip to Green Mosque.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mazar-i-Sharif online day trip planner.

You can fly from Panjshir Province to Mazar-i-Sharif in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:

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.