35 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Mazar-i-Sharif
— 6 nights
Fly to Kabul, Taxi to Panjshir Province
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Panjshir Province
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bamyan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Shahrak
— 5 nights
Drive
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Herat
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kabul
— 7 nights
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Mazar-i-Sharif — 6 nights

Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
Step out of Mazar-i-Sharif with an excursion to Green Mosque in Balkh--about 40 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mazar-i-Sharif day trip tool.

Manchester, UK to Mazar-i-Sharif is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Afghanistan Time (AFT), which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. In January in Mazar-i-Sharif, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. You'll set off for Panjshir Province on the 8th (Sun).
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Panjshir Province — 5 nights

Panjshir is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country. Panjshir Province is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panjshir Mountains.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Panjshir Province trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mazar-i-Sharif to Panjshir Province in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Bamyan.
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Bamyan — 6 nights

Place of Shining Light

For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Band-e-Amir National Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley and explore the ancient world of Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bamyan sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Panjshir Province to Bamyan takes 4.5 hours. You will leave for Shahrak on the 19th (Thu).
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Shahrak — 5 nights

Shahrak is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Shahrak vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Bamyan to Shahrak takes 7.5 hours. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Herat.
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Herat — 5 nights

Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
Herat is known for sightseeing and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque, don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Herat road trip planner.

Getting from Shahrak to Herat by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You will leave for Kabul on the 29th (Sun).
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Kabul — 7 nights

A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Kabul is known for sightseeing, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, head outdoors with Kabul Golf Club, explore the activities along Qargha Reservoir, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kabul trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Herat to Kabul in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to home.
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Afghanistan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · National Parks
Often the central story in the evening news for the worst of reasons, Afghanistan remains a troubled country ravaged by internal conflict and shaken to its core by political instability. Although few travelers take a trip to Afghanistan for pleasure, this landlocked nation boasts breathtaking extremes of landscape and a rich history spanning over 2,000 years. Powerful empires came and went over the ages, leaving an indelible mark on Afghanistan's culture, arts, and religion. The last few decades have brought mostly chaos, from the invasion of the Soviets in 1979, to the 2001 offensive led jointly by NATO and American forces. Today, Afghanistan remains a battered though undeniably picturesque country slowly figuring out how to reinvent itself as a young democracy.
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