Route & dates
60 days in Afghanistan Itinerary
Fly: 8h 45min
Herat— 13 nights
Fly + Drive: 5h 15min
Bamyan— 14 nights
Drive + Fly: 5h 15min
Mazar-i-Sharif— 15 nights
Fly: 1h 15min
Kabul— 17 nights
Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.Herat is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum.
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Chennai (Madras), India to Herat is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chennai (Madras) to Herat due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai (Madras) in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Herat, with lows around 19°C. On the 14th (Thu), you're off toBamyan.
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Place of Shining Light
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Band-e-Amir National Park. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.
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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Herat to Bamyan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Mazar-i-Sharif on the 28th (Thu).
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Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.Go for a jaunt from Mazar-i-Sharif to Balkh to see Green Mosque about 54 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.
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Getting from Bamyan to Mazar-i-Sharif by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September in Mazar-i-Sharif, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), you're off toKabul.
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A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.Step out of Kabul to go to Bagram and see Bagram Airfield, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Babur Tomb, examine the collection at National Museum of Afghanistan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, and contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Lake.
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Traveling by flight from Mazar-i-Sharif to Kabul takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kabul when traveling from Mazar-i-Sharif in October, with lows around 10°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
Things to do in Kabul
Bagh-e Babur, Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam, Bagram Airfield
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