9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  31​h
Kabul
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
Bamyan
— 1 night
Fly:  36​h
San Juan, Puerto Rico

3
days
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Take a break from Kabul with a short trip to Bagram Airfield in Bagram, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Babur Tomb, steep yourself in history at Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico to Kabul is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Kabul is 8 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Juan in November, with highs in Kabul at 17°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Kabul

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Side Trips

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

1
day
Mazar-i-Sharif

Mazar-i-Sharif ©
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

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Traveling by flight from Kabul to Mazar-i-Sharif takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kabul in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mazar-i-Sharif, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bamyan.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites
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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque

1
day
Bamyan

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 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

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Getting from Mazar-i-Sharif to Bamyan by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bamyan

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