5 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

5 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Kabul
— 2 nights
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Mazar-i-Sharif
— 1 night
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Kabul — 2 nights

A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 17th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pul-e Kheshti Mosque, then explore the galleries of National Museum of Afghanistan, then admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, and finally stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Qargha Reservoir, then stroll around Bagh-e Babur, then don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kabul tour site.

Melbourne, Australia to Kabul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Kabul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to Mazar-i-Sharif.
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Mazar-i-Sharif — 1 night

Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mazar-i-Sharif day trip planning site.

You can fly from Kabul to Mazar-i-Sharif in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Mazar-i-Sharif, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 31°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Afghanistan travel guide

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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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