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Best time to visit Afghanistan

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The best time to visit Afghanistan is March

Afghanistan can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, March is the best time to go.

The warmest month of the year in Kabul, one of the most popular travel destinations in Afghanistan, is July, where the average maximum temperature gets to around 30℃ (85℉). Temperatures can reach as high as 34℃ (93℉) on the hottest days in summer. The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of -12℃ (11℉) in Kabul. Other destinations in Afghanistan can sometimes get even colder than this, so if you’re planning on visiting a few different places, make sure you check out the climate comparison table below.

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Afghanistan, you’re most likely to get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around July. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Afghanistan in April. Head there in September instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Learn more about when to travel to Afghanistan, the monthly weather breakdown for the most popular destinations, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

July

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Afghanistan seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Afghanistan is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Afghanistan

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
KabulMarch
3℃
-6℃
3℃
-5℃
11℃
2℃
17℃
7℃
23℃
12℃
27℃
15℃
30℃
17℃
29℃
17℃
25℃
13℃
18℃
8℃
11℃
2℃
7℃
-3℃
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Top FAQs

Afghanistan is in Middle East.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Afghanistan:

The warmest month of the year in Kabul, one of the most popular places to visit in Afghanistan, is July.
The driest month of the year in Kabul, Afghanistan, is usually around September each year.

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