8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  31 h
1
Bamyan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Kabul
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Herat
— 1 night
Fly:  32 h
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Bamyan

Bamyan ©
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
On the 5th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) and then steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bamyan trip itinerary app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Bamyan is an approximately 40- hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Bamyan, you'll lose 7.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Bamyan

Historic Sites
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Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) ©
Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City)

1
night
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 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Green Mosque and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mazar-i-Sharif trip builder.

Getting from Bamyan to Mazar-i-Sharif by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May in Mazar-i-Sharif, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kabul.

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

2
nights
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 7th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ziarat-e Sakhi, admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, then browse the exhibits of National Museum of Afghanistan, and finally make a trip to Babur Tomb. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Bagh-e Babur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at Babur Gardens Mosque, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Reservoir.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kabul trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Mazar-i-Sharif to Kabul takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Herat.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bagh-e Babur
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National Museum of Afghanistan ©
National Museum of Afghanistan
Christian Cemetery ©
Christian Cemetery
Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque
Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque

1
night
Herat

Herat ©
Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jami's Tomb, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khawaja Ghaltan Shrine, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, and finally contemplate the long history of Musalla Minarets of Herat.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Herat trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Kabul to Herat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Herat sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
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Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum ©
Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum
Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Musalla Minarets of Herat ©
Musalla Minarets of Herat

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