16 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

16 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Fly
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Kabul
— 4 nights
Fly
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Herat
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Shahrak
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Panjshir Province
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Bamyan
— 3 nights
Drive to Kabul, Fly to Lahore

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Kabul

— 4 nights
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: admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, stroll around Bagh-e Babur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abdul Rahman Khan Mosque, and head outdoors with Kabul Golf Club.

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Lahore, Pakistan to Kabul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lahore to Kabul due to the time zone difference. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Herat.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Herat

— 2 nights
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 20th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, then don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine.

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You can fly from Kabul to Herat in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In June in Herat, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Shahrak.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites

Shahrak

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam.

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You can drive from Herat to Shahrak in 4.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Shahrak

Historic Sites

Mazar-i-Sharif

— 2 nights
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Green Mosque.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shahrak to Mazar-i-Sharif. In June, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Panjshir Province.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Panjshir Province

— 2 nights
Panjshir is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Panjshir Mountains.

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Fly from Mazar-i-Sharif to Panjshir Province in 5.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bamyan.

Things to do in Panjshir Province

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Bamyan

— 3 nights

Place of Shining Light

For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Band-e-Amir National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) and then contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

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Traveling by car from Panjshir Province to Bamyan takes 4.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bamyan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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.