7 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Mazar-i-Sharif
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Kabul
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Herat
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mazar-i-Sharif trip itinerary maker site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Mazar-i-Sharif is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Afghanistan Time (AFT), which is usually a -7.5 hour difference. In June, Mazar-i-Sharif is much warmer than Auckland - with highs of 45°C and lows of 31°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kabul.
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Kabul — 2 nights

A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pul-e Kheshti Mosque, browse the exhibits of National Museum of Afghanistan, then admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, and finally stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Reservoir, then stroll around Bagh-e Babur, then make a trip to Babur Tomb, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kabul road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Mazar-i-Sharif to Kabul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Herat.
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Herat — 2 nights

Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
On the 9th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, then make a trip to Herat Citadel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Herat trip builder.

You can fly from Kabul to Herat in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. June in Herat sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back 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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