9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Ljubljana
Fly:  17​h
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
Bamyan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Herat
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Kabul
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
Ljubljana

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mazar-i-Sharif holiday planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Mazar-i-Sharif is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Ljubljana to Mazar-i-Sharif, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Mazar-i-Sharif is warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 45°C and lows of 34°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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 3rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bamyan holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Mazar-i-Sharif to Bamyan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Herat.

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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.
For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Herat holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bamyan to Herat in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July in Herat, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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.
Step out of Kabul to go to Bagram and see Bagram Airfield, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Lake, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Afghanistan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pul-e Kheshti Mosque, and contemplate the long history of Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kabul holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Herat to Kabul takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Herat in July; daily highs in Kabul reach 39°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kabul

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Bagh-e Babur, Bagram Airfield, Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
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Qargha Lake ©
Qargha Lake
Bagram Airfield ©
Bagram Airfield