6 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

6 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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6 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Herat
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Bamyan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Kabul
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Herat

Herat ©
Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Herat road trip planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Herat is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Herat is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Herat hover around 15°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bamyan.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
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Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum ©
Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum
Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Herat Citadel ©
Herat Citadel

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nights
Bamyan

Bamyan ©
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Band-e-Amir National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley and then explore the ancient world of Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Bamyan visit planning site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Herat to Bamyan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kabul.

Things to do in Bamyan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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nights
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll around Bagh-e Babur, make a trip to Babur Tomb, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, then contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Reservoir, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of National Museum of Afghanistan, then admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ziarat-e Sakhi.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kabul trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Bamyan to Kabul in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kabul

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bagh-e Babur
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Darul Aman Palace ©
Darul Aman Palace
Qargha Reservoir ©
Qargha Reservoir
Bagh-e Babur ©
Bagh-e Babur