36 days in Pakistan Itinerary

36 days in Pakistan Itinerary

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36 days in Pakistan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Nathia Gali
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Naran
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Karimabad
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Skardu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Islamabad
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Lahore
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
8
Thatta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Karachi
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: London

1
night
Nathia Gali

Nathia Gali ©
Nathia Gali or Nathiagali is a mountain resort town or hill station in Abbottabad District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. On the 22nd (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Thandiani and then make a trip to Quaid-e-Azam Tourist Lodge. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Dunga Gali Pine Line Track and then take in the awesome beauty at Miranjani.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nathia Gali trip planner .

London, UK to Nathia Gali is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pakistan Time (PKT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Nathia Gali at 40°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Naran.

Things to do in Nathia Gali

Parks Nature 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
Miranjani ©
Miranjani
Thandiani ©
Thandiani

2
nights
Naran

Naran ©
The main reason to take a trip to Naran remains the surrounding nature, which includes Kaghan Valley.
On the 24th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lalazar and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saif-ul-Muluk Lake.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Naran trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Nathia Gali to Naran in 3.5 hours. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Kel.

Things to do in Naran

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lalazar
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Saif-ul-Muluk Lake ©
Saif-ul-Muluk Lake

2
nights
Kel

Kel ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gurez Valley (Kel to Taobat). On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Sharda Peeth and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arang Kel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kel online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Naran to Kel takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Karimabad.

Things to do in Kel

Outdoors Trails Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Karimabad

Karimabad ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Baltit Fort, then appreciate the views at Hunza Valley, and then admire the verdant scenery at Hunza Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Passu Glacier and then explore the striking landscape at Passu Glacier.

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

You can drive from Kel to Karimabad in 9.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Skardu.

Things to do in Karimabad

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hunza, Passu Glacier, Hunza Valley
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Hunza Valley ©
Hunza Valley
Baltit Fort ©
Baltit Fort
Hunza Valley ©
Hunza Valley

2
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.
Visiting Deosai National Park and Shigar Valley will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Skardu side-trips: Shigar (Amburiq Mosque & Khilingrong Mosque). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Kachura Lake and admire nature's extreme beauty at Katpana Desert (Cold Desert).

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Skardu online trip planner .

You can drive from Karimabad to Skardu in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Islamabad.

Things to do in Skardu

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shigar
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Deosai National Park ©
Deosai National Park
Upper Kachura Lake ©
Upper Kachura Lake
Katpana Desert (Cold Desert) ©
Katpana Desert (Cold Desert)

7
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Lok Virsa Museum and Pakistan Monument Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Bird Aviary and Margalla Hills. Explore Islamabad's surroundings by going to Rawalpindi (Nila Sand & Ayub National Park). Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Khunjerab National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Faisal Mosque, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake View Park, explore and take pictures at Quaid-i-Azam University, and explore the striking landscape at Shakarpariyan Hills.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Islamabad planning app .

Getting from Skardu to Islamabad by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahore.

Things to do in Islamabad

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rawalpindi, Khunjerab National Park
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Faisal Mosque ©
Faisal Mosque
Margalla Hills ©
Margalla Hills
Pakistan Monument Museum ©
Pakistan Monument Museum

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila) and Badshahi Mosque are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lahore Museum and Ali Hajvery's Tomb. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Fort and Shalamar Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Lahore Guided tours, take a stroll through Fort Food Street, and head outdoors with Bagh-e-Jinnah.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lahore vacation planning app .

Fly from Islamabad to Lahore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Thatta.

Things to do in Lahore

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Badshahi Mosque ©
Badshahi Mosque
Lahore Fort ©
Lahore Fort
Lahore Museum ©
Lahore Museum

3
nights
Thatta

Thatta ©
Thatta is a city in the Pakistani province of Sindh. Thatta is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Haleji Lake and don't miss a visit to Shah Jahan Mosque.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Thatta trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Lahore to Thatta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Thatta are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Karachi.

Things to do in Thatta

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Haleji Lake ©
Haleji Lake
Keenjhar Lake ©
Keenjhar Lake
Makli Hill ©
Makli Hill

7
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore PAF Museum and Mohatta Palace Museum. Get some cultural insight at Frere Hall and Tooba Mosque. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Clifton Beach, steep yourself in history at Wazir Mansion, browse the different shops at Dolmen Mall Clifton, and make a trip to Empress Market.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Karachi trip builder website .

You can drive from Thatta to Karachi in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Karachi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Karachi

Outdoors Parks Museums
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PAF Museum ©
PAF Museum
Clifton Beach ©
Clifton Beach
Mohatta Palace Museum ©
Mohatta Palace Museum

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