8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Bamyan
— 1 night
Drive
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Mazar-i-Sharif
— 1 night
Fly
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Kabul
— 2 nights
Fly
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Herat
— 1 night
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Bamyan

— 1 night

Place of Shining Light

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.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Bamyan is an approximately 168-hour travel. 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 drive to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Bamyan

Historic Sites
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Mazar-i-Sharif

— 1 night
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 more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mazar-i-Sharif trip builder.

Getting from Bamyan to Mazar-i-Sharif by car takes about 8 hours. 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 fly to Kabul.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 5 — 6:

Kabul

— 2 nights
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 7th (Thu), admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, browse the exhibits of National Museum of Afghanistan, and then make a trip to Babur Tomb. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Bagh-e Babur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Reservoir.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kabul trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Mazar-i-Sharif to Kabul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Herat.

Things to do in Kabul

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Herat

— 1 night
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 and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum.

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Traveling by flight from Kabul to Herat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Herat sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

Afghanistan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · National Parks
Often the central story in the evening news for the worst of reasons, Afghanistan remains a troubled country ravaged by internal conflict and shaken to its core by political instability. Although few travelers take a trip to Afghanistan for pleasure, this landlocked nation boasts breathtaking extremes of landscape and a rich history spanning over 2,000 years. Powerful empires came and went over the ages, leaving an indelible mark on Afghanistan's culture, arts, and religion. The last few decades have brought mostly chaos, from the invasion of the Soviets in 1979, to the 2001 offensive led jointly by NATO and American forces. Today, Afghanistan remains a battered though undeniably picturesque country slowly figuring out how to reinvent itself as a young democracy.