10 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

10 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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10 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Kabul
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Herat
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Bamyan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Athens

3
nights
Kabul

Kabul
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Step out of Kabul with an excursion to Bagram Airfield in Bagram--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Afghanistan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pul-e Kheshti Mosque, and make a trip to Bibi Mahroo Hill.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kabul road trip planning site .

Athens, Greece to Kabul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Kabul is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Herat.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bagram Airfield, Bagh-e Babur
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Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque
Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque
Darul Aman Palace ©
Darul Aman Palace
Bagram Airfield ©
Bagram Airfield

2
nights
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 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Khawaja Ghaltan Shrine, make a trip to Herat Citadel, make a trip to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami's Tomb, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Herat trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Kabul to Herat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Herat can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will leave for Bamyan on the 6th (Sat).

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

1
night
Bamyan

Bamyan ©
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 7th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Band-e-Amir National Park.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Bamyan trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Herat to Bamyan in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Bamyan

Nature Parks
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Band-e-Amir National Park ©
Band-e-Amir National Park

1
night
Mazar-i-Sharif

Mazar-i-Sharif ©
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
On the 8th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mazar-i-Sharif trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bamyan to Mazar-i-Sharif in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in July, and nighttime lows around 34°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites
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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque