8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Chernivtsi
Fly:  21​h 30​min
Mazar-i-Sharif
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
Bamyan
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Herat
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Kabul
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Chernivtsi

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Mazar-i-Sharif

Mazar-i-Sharif ©
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
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Chernivtsi, Ukraine to Mazar-i-Sharif is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chernivtsi to Mazar-i-Sharif, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chernivtsi in September, plan for much hotter days in Mazar-i-Sharif, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Bamyan.

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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque

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Bamyan

Bamyan ©
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
On the 17th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Band-e-Amir National Park. On your second day here, 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 Mazar-i-Sharif to Bamyan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Herat.

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Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Herat

Herat ©
Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bamyan to Herat takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Kabul.

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Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Herat Citadel ©
Herat Citadel

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Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, examine the collection at National Museum of Afghanistan, and then explore the activities along Qargha Lake. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagh-e Babur, then make a trip to Babur Tomb, and finally don't miss a visit to Id Gah Mosque.

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Getting from Herat to Kabul by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Herat in September, expect nights in Kabul to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kabul

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam, Bagh-e Babur
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National Museum of Afghanistan ©
National Museum of Afghanistan
Qargha Lake ©
Qargha Lake