15 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

15 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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15 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  30​h
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
Bamyan
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Herat
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Kabul
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
New York City

1
day
Mazar-i-Sharif

Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
On the 5th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque.

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New York City, USA to Mazar-i-Sharif is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from New York City to Mazar-i-Sharif due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Mazar-i-Sharif can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bamyan.

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Blue Mosque

2
days
Bamyan

For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Band-e-Amir National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bamyan travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Mazar-i-Sharif to Bamyan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Herat on the 9th (Sat).

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3
days
Herat

Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum and Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque and make a trip to Herat Citadel.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Bamyan to Herat in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Herat are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. You will leave for Kabul on the 13th (Wed).

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Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum
Friday Mosque
Herat Citadel

4
days
Kabul

A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Explore hidden gems such as Bagh-e Babur and Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque. Popular historic sites such as Christian Cemetery and Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam are in your itinerary. When in Kabul, make a side trip to see Bagram Airfield in Bagram, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pul-e Kheshti Mosque, examine the collection at National Museum of Afghanistan, and admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace.

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Fly from Herat to Kabul in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Kabul are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. On the 17th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kabul

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bagram Airfield, Bagh-e Babur, Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
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National Museum of Afghanistan
Christian Cemetery