8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  31 h
1
Kandahar
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Herat
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Kabul
— 2 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Porto Alegre

1
night
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, photos, where to stay, 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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Getting from Kandahar to Mazar-i-Sharif by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. 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 travel 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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khawaja Ghaltan Shrine, then make a trip to Herat Citadel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Herat online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Mazar-i-Sharif to Herat by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mazar-i-Sharif in July: high temperatures in Herat hover around 43°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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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nights
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 6th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, then explore the galleries of National Museum of Afghanistan, and finally explore the ancient world of Babur Gardens Mosque. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ziarat-e Sakhi, make a trip to Babur Tomb, then walk around Bagh-e Babur, then contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Reservoir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kabul day trip planning website.

You can fly from Herat to Kabul in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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