60 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

60 days in Afghanistan Itinerary

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Start: Detroit
Fly:  27 h
1
Kabul
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
2
Kandahar
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Herat
— 8 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Shahrak
— 7 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
5
Bamyan
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Panjshir Province
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Mazar-i-Sharif
— 13 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Detroit

7
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: don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, walk around Bagh-e Babur, and admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kabul trip itinerary planner.

Detroit, USA to Kabul is an approximately 27- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9.5 hours traveling from Detroit to Kabul. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Kandahar.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bagh-e Babur
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Christian Cemetery ©
Christian Cemetery
Babur Tomb ©
Babur Tomb
Darul Aman Palace ©
Darul Aman Palace

7
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.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kandahar trip planner.

Getting from Kabul to Kandahar by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daytime highs in Kandahar are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. You'll set off for Herat on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Kandahar

Historic Sites
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8
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, don't miss a visit to Herat Citadel, and stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Herat trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Kandahar to Herat in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. January in Herat sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 33°F at night. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel to Shahrak.

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 25:
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Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Herat Citadel ©
Herat Citadel
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine ©
Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine

7
nights
Shahrak

Shahrak ©
Shahrak is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Shahrak day trip tool.

You can drive from Herat to Shahrak in 5 hours. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Bamyan.

Things to do in Shahrak

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 1:
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Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam ©
Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam

7
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 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Band-e-Amir National Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley and delve into the distant past at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bamyan trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Shahrak to Bamyan in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 9th (Sun), you're off to Panjshir Province.

Things to do in Bamyan

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

7
nights
Panjshir Province

Panjshir Province ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Panjshir Mountains.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Panjshir Province trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bamyan to Panjshir Province in 4 hours. You'll set off for Mazar-i-Sharif on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Panjshir Province

Nature Parks
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Panjshir Mountains ©
Panjshir Mountains

13
nights
Mazar-i-Sharif

Mazar-i-Sharif ©
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
Mazar-i-Sharif is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque and don't miss a visit to Green Mosque.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mazar-i-Sharif trip builder app.

Getting from Panjshir Province to Mazar-i-Sharif by flight takes about 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Mazar-i-Sharif can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Green Mosque
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 29:
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Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque
Green Mosque ©
Green Mosque

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