6 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

6 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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

A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 25th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, then admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Reservoir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): walk around Bagh-e Babur, then don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, then browse the exhibits of National Museum of Afghanistan, and finally stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kabul trip itinerary planning tool.

New Delhi, India to Kabul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Delhi to Kabul due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly 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. On the 27th (Sat), make a trip to Green Mosque and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Balkh trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Kabul to Balkh in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Balkh sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 31°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Band-e-Amir National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) and then steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bamyan online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Balkh to Bamyan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Herat.
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Herat — 1 night

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 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel, then stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque.

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

Drive from Bamyan to Herat in 17 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Afghanistan travel guide

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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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