12 days in Afghanistan & Las Vegas Itinerary

12 days in Afghanistan & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan
— Few hours
2
Bamyan, Afghanistan
— 1 day
3
Herat, Afghanistan
— 1 day
4
Kabul, Afghanistan
— 2 nights
5
Kandahar, Afghanistan
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights

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Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

Mazar-i-Sharif
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mazar-i-Sharif online trip itinerary planner.

Chennai, India to Mazar-i-Sharif is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Mazar-i-Sharif is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chennai in December, expect Mazar-i-Sharif to be much colder, temps between 12°C and 2°C. You'll set off for Bamyan on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

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Bamyan, Afghanistan

Bamyan ©
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley and then explore the striking landscape of Band-e-Amir National Park.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bamyan day trip app.

Traveling by car from Mazar-i-Sharif to Bamyan takes 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Herat.

Things to do in Bamyan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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1
day
Herat, Afghanistan

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 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque, stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, then make a trip to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, and finally make a trip to Herat Citadel.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Herat journey planner.

Drive from Bamyan to Herat in 17 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kabul.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine ©
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine
Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum ©
Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum

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Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 29th (Sat), browse the exhibits of National Museum of Afghanistan, admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, walk around Bagh-e Babur, then make a trip to Babur Tomb, and finally stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Qargha Reservoir.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kabul trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Herat to Kabul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kandahar.

Things to do in Kabul

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Bagh-e Babur
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Qargha Reservoir ©
Qargha Reservoir
Bagh-e Babur ©
Bagh-e Babur
Darul Aman Palace ©
Darul Aman Palace

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Kandahar, Afghanistan

Kandahar
Kandahar or Qandahar is the second-largest city in Afghanistan, with a population of about 491,500. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Red Mosque.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandahar tour planning site.

Getting from Kabul to Kandahar by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Kandahar

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

2
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Food Tours as well as Helicopter Tours. On the 2nd (Wed), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kandahar to Las Vegas. The time zone difference moving from Afghanistan Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 12.5 hours. January in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©

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