34 days in Pakistan Itinerary

34 days in Pakistan Itinerary

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34 days in Pakistan Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  26​h
1
Lahore
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Nathia Gali
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Chitral
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Islamabad
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Skardu
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Kel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Hunza
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Gilgit
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Karachi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Gwadar
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: San Francisco

4
nights
Lahore

Lahore ©
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 in touch with nature at Bagh-e-Jinnah and Lahore Zoo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila) and Fort Food Street. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Badshahi Mosque, admire the natural beauty at Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jilani Park, and make a trip to Masjid Wazir Khan.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lahore travel route planner.

San Francisco, USA to Lahore is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from San Francisco to Lahore. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Lahore hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nathia Gali.

Things to do in Lahore

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila) ©
Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila)
Badshahi Mosque ©
Badshahi Mosque
Lahore Guided tours ©
Lahore Guided tours

2
nights
Nathia Gali

Nathia Gali ©
Nathia Gali or Nathiagali is a mountain resort town or hill station in Abbottabad District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): hike along Mukshpuri Top and then hike along Dunga Gali Pine Line Track. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Quaid-e-Azam Tourist Lodge and then take in the awesome beauty at Thandiani.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Nathia Gali trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lahore to Nathia Gali in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Nathia Gali sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chitral.

Things to do in Nathia Gali

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Quaid-e-Azam Tourist Lodge
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Dunga Gali Pine Line Track ©
Dunga Gali Pine Line Track
Mukshpuri Top ©
Mukshpuri Top
Thandiani ©
Thandiani

4
nights
Chitral

Chitral ©
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 out of the city life by going to Chitral Gol National Park and Tooshi Game Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chitral Valley and Tirich Mir. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Chitral Fort, appreciate the views at Bumburet Valley, and hike along Shandur Pass.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chitral trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nathia Gali to Chitral in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nathia Gali in December; daily highs in Chitral reach 57°F and lows reach 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Islamabad.

Things to do in Chitral

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Chitral Gol National Park ©
Chitral Gol National Park
Chitral Fort ©
Chitral Fort
Bumburet Valley ©
Bumburet Valley

5
nights
Islamabad

Islamabad ©
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 outdoors at Bird Aviary and Margalla Hills. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Faisal Mosque and Taxila Ruins. Venture out of the city with trips to Kashmir Point (in Murree) and Jaulian Buddhist Monastery (in Taxila). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Saidpur Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pir Sohawa, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose and Jasmine Garden, and don't miss a visit to Pakistan monument.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Islamabad vacation builder app .

You can fly from Chitral to Islamabad in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In December, Islamabad is somewhat warmer than Chitral - with highs of 70°F and lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Skardu.

Things to do in Islamabad

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Taxila, Kashmir Point
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Faisal Mosque ©
Faisal Mosque
Margalla Hills ©
Margalla Hills
Jaulian Buddhist Monastery ©
Jaulian Buddhist Monastery

3
nights
Skardu

Skardu ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Manthal Buddha Rock and Khilingrong Mosque. Visiting Upper Kachura Lake and Satpara Lake will get you outdoors. Take a break from Skardu with a short trip to Shigar Valley in Shigar, about 50 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Deosai National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at K2 Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Skardu trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Islamabad to Skardu takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kel.

Things to do in Skardu

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shigar
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Upper Kachura Lake ©
Upper Kachura Lake
Satpara Lake ©
Satpara Lake
Deosai National Park ©
Deosai National Park

2
nights
Kel

Kel ©
On the 31st (Mon), delve into the distant past at Sharda Peeth and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arang Kel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): cruise along Gurez Valley (Kel to Taobat).

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kel online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Skardu to Kel in 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hunza.

Things to do in Kel

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Sharda Peeth
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Arang Kel ©
Arang Kel
Gurez Valley (Kel to Taobat) ©
Gurez Valley (Kel to Taobat)
Sharda Peeth ©
Sharda Peeth

2
nights
Hunza

Hunza ©
A tour of Hunza lets you discover a mountainous valley surrounded by massive snowcapped Himalayan peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): appreciate the views at Hunza Valley, then explore the activities along Hunza River, then step into the grandiose world of Baltit Fort, and finally make a trip to Ganish. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Borith Lake, explore the striking landscape at Passu Glacier, and then make a trip to Rakaposhi View Point.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Hunza trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kel to Hunza by car takes about 9.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Hunza are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Gilgit.

Things to do in Hunza

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rakaposhi View Point, Baltit Fort
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Passu Glacier ©
Passu Glacier
Baltit Fort ©
Baltit Fort
Hunza Valley ©
Hunza Valley

2
nights
Gilgit

Gilgit ©
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 Base Camp Nanga Parbat. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Hunza Valley and then don't miss a visit to Karakorum Highway.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gilgit online trip planner .

You can drive from Hunza to Gilgit in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Karachi.

Things to do in Gilgit

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Gilgit-Baltistan
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Base Camp Nanga Parbat ©
Base Camp Nanga Parbat
Hunza Valley ©
Hunza Valley
Karakoram Mountains ©
Karakoram Mountains

4
nights
Karachi

Karachi ©
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 PAF Museum and Tooba Mosque. Take a break from the city and head to Clifton Beach and Safari Park. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Mohatta Palace Museum, make a trip to Empress Market, brush up on your military savvy at Pakistan Maritime Museum, and stroll through Hilal Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Karachi online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Gilgit to Karachi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Gwadar.

Things to do in Karachi

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches
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Dolmen Mall Clifton ©
Dolmen Mall Clifton
Clifton Beach ©
Clifton Beach
PAF Museum ©
PAF Museum

1
night
Gwadar

Gwadar ©
Gwadar is a port city on the southwestern coast of Balochistan, Pakistan. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hingol National Park.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gwadar sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by flight from Karachi to Gwadar takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gwadar

#Nature, #Parks
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Hingol National Park ©
Hingol National Park

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