15 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

15 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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15 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Valencia
Fly:  18​h 30​min
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
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Valencia

2
days
Mazar-i-Sharif

Mazar-i-Sharif ©
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Green Mosque and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mazar-i-Sharif vacation builder.

Valencia, Spain to Mazar-i-Sharif is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Afghanistan Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Valencia in January, things will get slightly colder in Mazar-i-Sharif: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. On the 9th (Tue), you're off toBamyan.

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
days
Bamyan

Bamyan ©
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Band-e-Amir National Park.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Mazar-i-Sharif to Bamyan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 12th (Fri), you're off toHerat.

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3
days
Herat

Herat ©
Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine and Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel and take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bamyan to Herat takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Herat can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. You will leave for Kabul on the 16th (Tue).

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Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum ©
Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum
Herat Citadel ©
Herat Citadel
Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque

4
days
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bagh-e Babur and Christian Cemetery. When in Kabul, make a side trip to see Bagram Airfield in Bagram, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, and contemplate the long history of Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam.

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Fly from Herat to Kabul in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Herat in January, with highs in Kabul at 8°C and lows at -5°C. On the 19th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bagram Airfield, Bagh-e Babur, Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
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Christian Cemetery ©
Christian Cemetery
Bagram Airfield ©
Bagram Airfield
Darul Aman Palace ©
Darul Aman Palace