11 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

11 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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11 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Kabul
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Herat
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Balkh
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Bamyan
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

3
nights
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Kabul is known for museums, nature, historic sites, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pul-e Kheshti Mosque, don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, and contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Reservoir.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kabul trip maker app .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Kabul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jakarta to Kabul. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Herat.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bagh-e Babur
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Christian Cemetery ©
Christian Cemetery
Darul Aman Palace ©
Darul Aman Palace
Babur Tomb ©
Babur Tomb

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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.
On the 4th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khawaja Ghaltan Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami's Tomb. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Herat trip planning site .

You can fly from Kabul to Herat in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January in Herat, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Balkh.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
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Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Herat Citadel ©
Herat Citadel
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine ©
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine

2
nights
Balkh

Balkh ©
Balkh is a town in the Balkh Province of Afghanistan, about 20 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital, Mazar-e Sharif, and some 74km south of the Amu Darya river. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Green Mosque and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Balkh online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Herat to Balkh in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Bamyan.

Things to do in Balkh

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Mosque
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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque
Green Mosque ©
Green 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Band-e-Amir National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) and then contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bamyan trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Balkh to Bamyan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bamyan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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