9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Austin
Fly:  29 h
1
Kabul
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Herat
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 2 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Austin

2
nights
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): walk around Bagh-e Babur, then don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, then admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, and finally browse the exhibits of National Museum of Afghanistan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Babur Gardens Mosque, stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ziarat-e Sakhi, then explore the activities along Qargha Reservoir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kabul tour planner.

Austin, USA to Kabul is an approximately 29- hour flight. Traveling from Austin to Kabul, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Herat.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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Herat

Herat ©
Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
On the 24th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, make a trip to Herat Citadel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khawaja Ghaltan Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jami's Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Herat vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Kabul to Herat in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daily temperatures in Herat can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mazar-i-Sharif.

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

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nights
Mazar-i-Sharif

Mazar-i-Sharif ©
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Green Mosque. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mazar-i-Sharif online road trip planner.

Fly from Herat to Mazar-i-Sharif in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Herat in May since evenings lows in Mazar-i-Sharif dip to 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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