6 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

6 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2 h 15 min
1
Kabul
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
2
Balkh
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Bamyan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Herat
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): 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. On the next day, walk around Bagh-e Babur, make a trip to Babur Tomb, explore the galleries of National Museum of Afghanistan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ziarat-e Sakhi, then stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery, and finally explore the ancient world of Babur Gardens Mosque.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kabul trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Kabul is an approximately 2.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Afghanistan Time (AFT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Balkh.

Things to do in Kabul

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bagh-e Babur
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National Museum of Afghanistan ©
National Museum of Afghanistan
Babur Tomb ©
Babur Tomb
Darul Aman Palace ©
Darul Aman Palace

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Green Mosque and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Balkh trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kabul to Balkh in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Bamyan.

Things to do in Balkh

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Mosque
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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque
Green Mosque ©
Green Mosque

2
nights
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 3rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Band-e-Amir National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) and then steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bamyan tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Balkh to Bamyan in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Herat.

Things to do in Bamyan

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

1
night
Herat

Herat ©
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 5th (Thu): make a trip to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami's Tomb, don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Khawaja Ghaltan Shrine, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Herat holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bamyan to Herat in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daytime highs in Herat are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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