8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Kabul
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
2
Kandahar
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Balkh
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Bamyan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Amritsar

2
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: admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, stroll around Bagh-e Babur, explore the ancient world of Babur Gardens Mosque, and don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kabul trip site.

Amritsar, India to Kabul is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Afghanistan Time (AFT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Kandahar.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kandahar

Kandahar
Kandahar or Qandahar is the second-largest city in Afghanistan, with a population of about 491,500. On the 12th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Red Mosque.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kandahar day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kabul to Kandahar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Kandahar, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Balkh.

Things to do in Kandahar

Historic Sites

2
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Green Mosque and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Balkh tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Kandahar to Balkh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kandahar in August since evenings lows in Balkh dip to 31°C. You will leave for Bamyan on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Balkh

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Mosque
Highlights from your plan
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.
You've now added Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the history at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) and then explore the striking landscape of Band-e-Amir National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bamyan journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Balkh to Bamyan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bamyan

Parks Nature 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)