7 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

7 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Bamyan
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Kabul
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Herat
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Bamyan

Place of Shining Light

For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley and then explore the ancient world of Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bamyan trip planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Bamyan is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Bamyan is 12.5 hours. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kabul.

Things to do in Bamyan

Historic Sites

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Kabul

A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 19th (Thu), stroll around Bagh-e Babur, then don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, then admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, and finally explore the galleries of National Museum of Afghanistan. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abdul Rahman Khan Mosque, contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Reservoir, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kabul trip planner.

You can fly from Bamyan to Kabul in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Herat.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, then make a trip to Herat Citadel, and finally make a trip to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Herat online route planner.

You can fly from Kabul to Herat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Herat can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Herat

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.