14 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

14 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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14 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Kabul
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Herat
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Bamyan
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Balkh
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Athens

3
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Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
When in Kabul, make a side trip to see Bagram Airfield in Bagram, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, make a trip to Babur Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pul-e Kheshti Mosque, and stroll around Bagh-e Babur.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kabul trip planner .

Athens, Greece to Kabul is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Afghanistan Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Herat.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bagram Airfield, Bagh-e Babur
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Christian Cemetery ©
Christian Cemetery
Darul Aman Palace ©
Darul Aman Palace
Bagram Airfield ©
Bagram Airfield

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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.
Herat is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque, make a trip to Herat Citadel, and stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Herat journey site .

Traveling by flight from Kabul to Herat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for Bamyan on the 15th (Sun).

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

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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.
Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Band-e-Amir National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley and witness the site of a historic battle at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bamyan road trip planner .

Getting from Herat to Bamyan by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Balkh.

Things to do in Bamyan

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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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. On the 19th (Thu), make a trip to Green Mosque and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Balkh road trip site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Bamyan to Balkh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Balkh, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Balkh

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Mosque
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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque
Green Mosque ©
Green Mosque