31 days in Pakistan Itinerary

31 days in Pakistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pakistan tour planner

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Karachi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bahawalpur
— 3 nights
Fly
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Islamabad
— 7 nights
Fly
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Karimabad
— 4 nights
Drive
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Skardu
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lahore
— 8 nights
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Karachi

— 4 nights

City of Lights

Sprawling, busy, and central to the nation's economy, Karachi stands as one of the biggest and most populous cities in the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tooba Mosque and TDF Ghar. Step off the beaten path and head to State Bank Museum and Quaid-e-Azam House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Karachi side-trips: Thatta (Makli Hill & Shah Jahan Mosque). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Pakistan Maritime Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Frere Hall, pause for some photo ops at Mazar-E-Quaid, and get engrossed in the history at Mohatta Palace Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Karachi online travel route planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Karachi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Bahawalpur.

Things to do in Karachi

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:

Bahawalpur

— 3 nights
Bahawalpur, is a city located in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Derawar Fort and Noor Mahal. Step off the beaten path and head to Darbar Mahal and The Abbasi Royal Graveyard.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bahawalpur trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Karachi to Bahawalpur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly to Islamabad.

Things to do in Bahawalpur

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:

Islamabad

— 7 nights
The country's capital since 1963, Islamabad has the look and feel of a planned administrative city because, by and large, that's exactly what it is.
Get some historical perspective at Jaulian Buddhist Monastery and Dharmarajika Stupa And Monastery. You'll explore and learn at Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum and Army museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Islamabad: Jinnah Park (in Rawalpindi), Taxila (Taxila Museum & Sirkap) and Nathia Gali (Dunga Gali Pine Line Track & Mukshpuri Peak). There's still lots to do: trek along Trail 5, cruise along Karakoram Highway, take a stroll through Saidpur Village, and see the interesting displays at Pakistan Monument Museum.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Islamabad online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Bahawalpur to Islamabad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bahawalpur in November: high temperatures in Islamabad hover around 28°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Karimabad.

Things to do in Islamabad

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 7:

Karimabad

— 4 nights
Karimabad is the capital of Hunza Valley, in Pakistan's northern Gilgit-Baltistan territory. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Baltit Fort and Passu Glacier. Change things up with these side-trips from Karimabad: Gilgit (Karakoram Highway & Kargah Buddha), Rakaposhi View Point (in Ghulmet) and Hussaini Hanging Bridge (in Hunza). There's more to do: appreciate the views at Eagles Nest.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Karimabad online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Islamabad to Karimabad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Islamabad in December; daily highs in Karimabad reach -7°C and lows reach -10°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Skardu.

Things to do in Karimabad

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:

Skardu

— 4 nights

Little Tibet

The notable peaks that surround Skardu may be rugged, daunting, and otherworldly, but the imposing reputation of its most famous natural attractions belies the more fertile, diverse, and homely aspects of the town.
Get some historical perspective at Chaqchan Mosque and Khilingrong Mosque. Discover out-of-the-way places like K2 Museum and Katpana Desert. Take a break from Skardu with a short trip to Shigar Valley in Shigar, about 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Manthal Buddha Rock and make a trip to Kharphocho Fort.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Skardu tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Karimabad to Skardu in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly to Lahore.

Things to do in Skardu

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

Lahore

— 8 nights
Seen by many to be the most forward-thinking, culturally important, and artistic of the country's metropolises, Lahore has plenty of charms, plenty of history, and plenty of people.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lahore Guided tours and Ali Hajvery's Tomb. Let the collections at Army Museum and Lahore Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Shahi Hammam, walk around Jehangir's Tomb & Kamran's Baradari Pavilion, don't miss a visit to Delhi Gate, and admire the striking features of Grand Jamia Masjid.

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

Fly from Skardu to Lahore in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Lahore are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lahore

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 23:

Pakistan travel guide

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Landmarks · Shopping Malls · Specialty Museums
Occupying territory inhabited since prehistoric times, Pakistan saw more than its share of ancient invaders, from the Bronze Age civilizations that thrived in the Indus Valley to the armies of Alexander of Macedonia. Each culture left a deep mark on the country's cultural heritage, shaping its religious traditions, art, and cuisine. Because of continued political instability in the region, few casual travelers consider a trip to Pakistan for pleasure, yet the intrepid explorers who do will discover a land blessed with numerous natural and cultural treasures. While thriving cities lie in the country's south, the remote and rarely visited north remains a wild frontier of soaring mountain ranges, which include K2, the world's second-highest mountain.