10 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

10 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Fly
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Kabul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Panjshir Province
— 1 night
Drive
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Bamyan
— 2 nights
Drive to Kabul, Fly to Balkh
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Balkh
— 1 night
Fly
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Herat
— 3 nights
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Kabul — 2 nights

A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Kabul is known for sightseeing, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery, and explore the galleries of National Museum of Afghanistan.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kabul tour itinerary planner.

Madurai, India to Kabul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Madurai to Kabul is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Panjshir Province.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Panjshir Province — 1 night

Panjshir is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panjshir Mountains.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Panjshir Province itinerary builder app.

Getting from Kabul to Panjshir Province by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bamyan.
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Bamyan — 2 nights

For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Band-e-Amir National Park. On your second day here, take in the history at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) and then contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bamyan trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Panjshir Province to Bamyan takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Balkh.
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Balkh — 1 night

Balkh is a town in the Balkh Province of Afghanistan, about 20 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital, Mazar-e Sharif, and some 74km south of the Amu Darya river. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Green Mosque and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Balkh tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Bamyan to Balkh by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daily temperatures in Balkh can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Herat.
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Herat — 3 nights

Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine.

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

Traveling by flight from Balkh to Herat takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Herat when traveling from Balkh in May, with lows around 20°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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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.
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