8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Kandahar
— 1 night
2
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 1 night
3
Herat
— 1 night
4
Kabul
— 2 nights

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Kandahar

Kandahar
Kandahar or Qandahar is the second-largest city in Afghanistan, with a population of about 491,500. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Red Mosque.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kandahar day trip planning app.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Kandahar is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Afghanistan Time, which is usually a 7.5 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Porto Alegre in July: high temperatures in Kandahar hover around 47°C and lows are around 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Kandahar

Historic Sites
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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 4th (Sat): make a trip to Green Mosque and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Kandahar to Mazar-i-Sharif. In July, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 34°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Herat.

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

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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 5th (Sun), make a trip to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, then make a trip to Herat Citadel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Herat road trip app.

Traveling by car from Mazar-i-Sharif to Herat takes 13 hours. Traveling from Mazar-i-Sharif in July, expect Herat to be a bit cooler, temps between 43°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Kabul.

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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Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery, admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, and then browse the exhibits of National Museum of Afghanistan. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, then walk around Bagh-e Babur, then contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Reservoir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kabul online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Herat to Kabul by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kabul

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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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