8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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8 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  16​h
1
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Kabul
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Herat
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Bamyan
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Bucharest

1
day
Mazar-i-Sharif

Mazar-i-Sharif ©
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mazar-i-Sharif day trip app .

Bucharest, Romania to Mazar-i-Sharif is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Afghanistan Time (AFT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Bucharest, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Mazar-i-Sharif, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 34°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Kabul.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites
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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque

2
nights
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the activities along Qargha Reservoir, stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ziarat-e Sakhi, then walk around Bagh-e Babur, then don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pul-e Kheshti Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, delve into the distant past at Babur Gardens Mosque, then examine the collection at National Museum of Afghanistan, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kabul online tour planner .

Fly from Mazar-i-Sharif to Kabul in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Herat.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Khawaja Ghaltan Shrine, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, then make a trip to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Herat trip planner .

You can fly from Kabul to Herat in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Bamyan.

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

1
night
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 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Band-e-Amir National Park. On your second day here, witness the site of a historic battle at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) and then contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bamyan travel site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Herat to Bamyan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bamyan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Band-e-Amir National Park ©
Band-e-Amir National Park
Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) ©
Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City)