6 days in Pakistan & Turkey Itinerary

6 days in Pakistan & Turkey Itinerary

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Karachi, Pakistan
— 1 night
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights


Karachi, Pakistan

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Mohatta Palace Museum and then see the interesting displays at State Bank Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Churna Island and then get a sense of history and politics at High Court Building.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Karachi trip itinerary planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Karachi is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Karachi. Traveling from Dubai in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Karachi, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Karachi

Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul visit planning website.

You can fly from Karachi to Istanbul in 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Karachi to Istanbul. When traveling from Karachi in October, plan for much colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
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Pakistan travel guide

Landmarks · Shopping Malls · Historic Sites
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.

Turkey travel guide

Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.