31 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

31 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 3 nights
2
Herat
— 5 nights
3
Shahrak
— 1 night
4
Shahrak
— 5 nights
5
Bamyan
— 5 nights
6
Kandahar
— 5 nights
7
Kabul
— 5 nights

3
nights
Mazar-i-Sharif

Mazar-i-Sharif ©
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country. Becoming the capital of the region after neighboring Balkh was abandoned because of disease during the 19th century CE, the city has developed around its main attraction, a shrine to Ali ibn Abi Talib, the cousin and son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad. Islamic architecture and mausoleums, along with remains from the Hellenistic era provide the most intriguing cultural attractions in Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Green Mosque
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque
Green Mosque ©
Green Mosque

5
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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque and don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Herat trip planner.

Drive from Mazar-i-Sharif to Herat in 13 hours. In January, daytime highs in Herat are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You will leave for Shahrak on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
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Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Herat Citadel ©
Herat Citadel
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine ©
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine

1
night
Shahrak

Shahrak
For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shahrak trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Herat to Shahrak with the Route module. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Shahrak.

Things to do in Shahrak

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

5
nights
Shahrak

Shahrak ©
See some other sides of Shahrak: steep yourself in history at Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Shahrak trip maker tool.

On the 15th (Wed), you're off to Bamyan.

Things to do in Shahrak

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:
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Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam ©
Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam

5
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 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Band-e-Amir National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley and delve into the distant past at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bamyan online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shahrak to Bamyan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kandahar.

Things to do in Bamyan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Band-e-Amir National Park ©
Band-e-Amir National Park
Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) ©
Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City)

5
nights
Kandahar

Kandahar
Kandahar or Qandahar is the second-largest city in Afghanistan, with a population of about 491,500. Kandahar is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Red Mosque.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kandahar trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bamyan to Kandahar takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Kabul.

Things to do in Kandahar

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:

5
nights
Kabul

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Kabul is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, explore the galleries of National Museum of Afghanistan, and get outside with Kabul Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kabul online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kandahar to Kabul by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Bagh-e Babur
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Pul-e Kheshti Mosque ©
Pul-e Kheshti Mosque
Darul Aman Palace ©
Darul Aman Palace
Babur Tomb ©
Babur Tomb

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