16 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

16 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Herat
— 3 nights
2
Bamyan
— 4 nights
3
Balkh
— 4 nights
4
Kabul
— 4 nights

3
nights
Herat

Herat ©
Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
Herat is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque.

To find out how to plan a trip to Herat, use our trip itinerary maker.

Chennai, India to Herat is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Herat is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chennai in October, expect nights in Herat to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. You'll set off for Bamyan on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
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Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum ©
Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine ©
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine
Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque

4
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 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Band-e-Amir National Park. There's more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) and contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bamyan, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Herat to Bamyan in 17 hours. You'll set off for Balkh on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Bamyan

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

4
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. Balkh is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Green Mosque and take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

Plan my day in Balkh using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bamyan to Balkh takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Balkh, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for Kabul on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Balkh

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bagh-e Babur and Christian Cemetery. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, head outdoors with Kabul Golf Club, and make a trip to Babur Tomb.

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

Fly from Balkh to Kabul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Bagh-e Babur
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Christian Cemetery ©
Christian Cemetery
Bagh-e Babur ©
Bagh-e Babur
Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque
Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque

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