17 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

17 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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17 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  25​h
1
Kabul
— 4 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:  3​h 45​min
5
Panjshir Province
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Vancouver

4
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 striking features of Darul Aman Palace, delve into the distant past at Babur Gardens Mosque, stroll around Bagh-e Babur, and don't miss a visit to Bibi Mahroo Hill.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kabul online trip itinerary maker .

Vancouver, Canada to Kabul is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Afghanistan Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can 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

2
nights
Herat

Herat ©
Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, then don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khawaja Ghaltan Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jami's Tomb. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Herat planner .

You can fly from Kabul to Herat in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Herat can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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. On the 14th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Green Mosque and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

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Traveling by flight from Herat to Balkh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Herat in August since evenings lows in Balkh dip to 31°C. On the 15th (Sat), you're off toBamyan.

Things to do in Balkh

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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 (Sun) exploring nature at Band-e-Amir National Park. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley and explore the ancient world of Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bamyan trip builder website .

Getting from Balkh to Bamyan by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. On the 18th (Tue), you're off toPanjshir Province.

Things to do in Bamyan

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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3
nights
Panjshir Province

Panjshir Province ©
Panjshir is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country. Panjshir Province is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Panjshir Mountains.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Panjshir Province travel planner .

Traveling by car from Bamyan to Panjshir Province takes 4 hours. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Panjshir Province

Nature Parks
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Panjshir Mountains ©
Panjshir Mountains

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