34 days in Pakistan Itinerary

34 days in Pakistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pakistan sightseeing planner

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Lahore
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nathia Gali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chitral
— 4 nights
Fly
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Islamabad
— 5 nights
Fly
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Skardu
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Kel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hunza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gilgit
— 2 nights
Fly
9
Karachi
— 4 nights
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Gwadar
— 1 night
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Lahore

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Badshahi Mosque and Ali Hajvery's Tomb. Get some cultural insight at Lahore Fort and Army Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Shahi Hammam, make a trip to Aitchison College Lahore, stroll around Jilani Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Lahore Guided tours.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahore tour itinerary maker website.

San Francisco, USA to Lahore is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Pakistan Standard Time is 13 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lahore: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nathia Gali.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

Nathia Gali

— 2 nights
Nathia Gali or Nathiagali is a mountain resort town or hill station in Abbottabad District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. On the 17th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Mukshpuri Peak and then trek along Dunga Gali Pine Line Track. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Thandiani.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nathia Gali trip maker app.

You can drive from Lahore to Nathia Gali in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. December in Nathia Gali sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Chitral.

Things to do in Nathia Gali

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Chitral

— 4 nights
Chitral: Khowar for "field"), is the capital of the Chitral District, situated on the western bank of the Chitral River in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Step off the beaten path and head to Chitral Gol National Park and Tirich Mir. Step out of the city life by going to Shandur Pass and Chitral Valley. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Chitral Fort and appreciate the views at Bumburet Valley.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chitral trip app.

Getting from Nathia Gali to Chitral by car takes about 8 hours. In December, Chitral is little chillier than Nathia Gali - with highs of 57°F and lows of 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Islamabad.

Things to do in Chitral

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

Islamabad

— 5 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.
Jaulian Buddhist Monastery and Pakistan Monument Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Faisal Mosque and Taxila Ruins. Venture out of the city with trips to Pir Sohawa (in Haripur) and Kashmir Point (in Murree). There's lots more to do: hike along Trail 5, look for all kinds of wild species at Bird Aviary, admire the natural beauty at Rose and Jasmine Garden, and examine the collection at Lok Virsa Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Islamabad tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chitral to Islamabad in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chitral in December, with highs in Islamabad at 70°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Skardu.

Things to do in Islamabad

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:

Skardu

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Khilingrong Mosque and Manthal Buddha Rock are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shigar Valley and Satpara Lake. Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Deosai National Park. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at K2 Museum and explore the activities along Upper Kachura Lake.

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Getting from Islamabad to Skardu by flight takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Kel.

Things to do in Skardu

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Kel

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): delve into the distant past at Sharda Peeth and then take a stroll through Arang Kel. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Gurez Valley (Kel to Taobat).

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kel trip planner.

Drive from Skardu to Kel in 11 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hunza.

Things to do in Kel

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Hunza

— 2 nights
A tour of Hunza lets you discover a mountainous valley surrounded by massive snowcapped Himalayan peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Hunza Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hunza River, then step into the grandiose world of Baltit Fort, and finally make a trip to Ganish. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Borith Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Passu Glacier, and then make a trip to Rakaposhi View Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hunza trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kel to Hunza takes 10 hours. In January in Hunza, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gilgit.

Things to do in Hunza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Gilgit

— 2 nights
Gilgit is the capital city of the Gilgit-Baltistan region, an administrative territory of Pakistan. On the 4th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Karakoram Mountains and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nanga Parbat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Karakoram Highway.

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Drive from Hunza to Gilgit in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Karachi.

Things to do in Gilgit

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pakistan Maritime Museum and Mohatta Palace Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Safari Park and Clifton Beach. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tooba Mosque, appreciate the history behind Mazar-E-Quaid, make a trip to Empress Market, and see the interesting displays at Quaid-e-Azam House Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Karachi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gilgit to Karachi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Gwadar.

Things to do in Karachi

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:

Gwadar

— 1 night
Gwadar is a port city on the southwestern coast of Balochistan, Pakistan. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Hingol National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gwadar day trip tool.

Fly from Karachi to Gwadar in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gwadar

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
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Pakistan travel guide

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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.