Herat, Afghanistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Herat, Afghanistan? If you're planning to go to Herat, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Herat, Afghanistan

Based on the climate and weather in Herat, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

Important essentials for Herat, Afghanistan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Herat, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Herat, Afghanistan by month

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January

January in Herat is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to go to the must-see The Friday Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Herat tourism authority.

If you visit the Herat National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Herat can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to go to the must-see The Friday Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Herat tourism authority.

If you visit the Herat National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March here is cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to go to the must-see The Friday Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Herat tourism authority.

If you visit the Herat National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you visit Herat during April, you will probably see that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to go to the must-see The Friday Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Herat tourism authority.

If you visit the Herat National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you are traveling to Herat in May, you will notice that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to go to the must-see The Friday Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Herat tourism authority.

If you visit the Herat National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you vacation in Herat during June, you might notice that it is a scorcher and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to go to the must-see The Friday Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Herat tourism authority.

If you visit the Herat National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you visit Herat during July, you are likely to notice that it is sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to go to the must-see The Friday Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Herat tourism authority.

If you visit the Herat National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in Herat is a scorcher and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to go to the must-see The Friday Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Herat tourism authority.

If you visit the Herat National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to go to the must-see The Friday Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Herat tourism authority.

If you visit the Herat National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to go to the must-see The Friday Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Herat tourism authority.

If you visit the Herat National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you vacation in Herat during November, you will probably notice that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to go to the must-see The Friday Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Herat tourism authority.

If you visit the Herat National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Herat is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to go to the must-see The Friday Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Herat tourism authority.

If you visit the Herat National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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