9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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9 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Bamyan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Balkh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Herat
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Kabul
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Jaipur

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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.
On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Band-e-Amir National Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bamyan vacation site .

Jaipur, India to Bamyan is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Afghanistan Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Balkh.

Things to do in Bamyan

Parks Nature 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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Green Mosque and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Balkh online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Bamyan to Balkh by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daily temperatures in Balkh can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. You will leave for Herat on the 29th (Sun).

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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Herat

Herat ©
Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Khawaja Ghaltan Shrine, make a trip to Herat Citadel, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of 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.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Herat road trip app .

Fly from Balkh to Herat in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Herat, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kabul.

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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Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, browse the exhibits of National Museum of Afghanistan, then admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): walk around Bagh-e Babur, don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Babur Gardens Mosque, and finally explore the activities along Qargha Reservoir.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kabul trip maker website .

Getting from Herat to Kabul by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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