15 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

15 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Kabul
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Herat
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Bamyan
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
4
Balkh
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Kabul is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Babur Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abdul Rahman Khan Mosque, stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Reservoir.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kabul day trip app.

Sydney, Australia to Kabul is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Kabul due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Herat.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bagh-e Babur
Highlights from your plan
Christian Cemetery ©
Christian Cemetery
Babur Tomb ©
Babur Tomb
Darul Aman Palace ©
Darul Aman Palace

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 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami's Tomb, make a trip to Herat Citadel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khawaja Ghaltan Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Herat driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kabul to Herat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Herat can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 25th (Mon), you're off to Bamyan.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Herat Citadel ©
Herat Citadel
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine ©
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine

3
nights
Bamyan

Bamyan ©
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Band-e-Amir National Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley and explore the ancient world of Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bamyan trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Herat to Bamyan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Balkh.

Things to do in Bamyan

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Band-e-Amir National Park ©
Band-e-Amir National Park
Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) ©
Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City)

4
nights
Balkh

Balkh ©
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. Balkh is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque and make a trip to Green Mosque.

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Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Bamyan to Balkh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Balkh

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque
Green Mosque ©
Green Mosque