9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Kabul
— 2 nights
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Herat
— 2 nights
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Mazar-i-Sharif
— 2 nights

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Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): walk around Bagh-e Babur, then don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, then admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, and finally browse the exhibits of National Museum of Afghanistan. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery, explore the activities along Qargha Reservoir, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kabul tour planning tool.

Austin, USA to Kabul is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Austin to Kabul due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Herat.

Things to do in Kabul

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Babur Tomb ©
Babur Tomb
Darul Aman Palace ©
Darul Aman Palace
National Museum of Afghanistan ©
National Museum of Afghanistan

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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.
On the 24th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum and then make a trip to Herat Citadel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Herat vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Kabul to Herat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Herat are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Mazar-i-Sharif.

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

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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 26th (Tue): make a trip to Green Mosque. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

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Drive from Herat to Mazar-i-Sharif in 13 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Herat in May since evenings lows in Mazar-i-Sharif dip to 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque
Green Mosque ©
Green Mosque