8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+3
Ferry + Foot + Fly + Drive:  19 h 45 min
1
Bamyan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Herat
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Kabul
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  16 h 30 min
End: Boracay

1
night
Bamyan

Bamyan ©
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) and then steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Band-e-Amir National Park.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bamyan trip planner.

Boracay, Philippines to Bamyan is an approximately 20-hour combination of ferry, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to Afghanistan Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Herat.

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)

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Herat

Herat ©
Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Khawaja Ghaltan Shrine, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, then make a trip to Herat Citadel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Herat trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bamyan to Herat takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
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Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Herat Citadel ©
Herat Citadel
Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum ©
Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum

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Mazar-i-Sharif

Mazar-i-Sharif ©
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Green Mosque and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mazar-i-Sharif trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Herat to Mazar-i-Sharif in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kabul.

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

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nights
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 29th (Wed), stroll around Bagh-e Babur, make a trip to Babur Tomb, then admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, and finally explore the galleries of National Museum of Afghanistan. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Bibi Mahroo Hill, delve into the distant past at Babur Gardens Mosque, then stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Reservoir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kabul road trip site .

Fly from Mazar-i-Sharif to Kabul in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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