21 days in Pakistan Itinerary

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Islamabad
— 4 nights
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Naran
— 1 night
Drive
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Hunza
— 3 nights
Drive
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Skardu
— 3 nights
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Lahore
— 4 nights
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Karachi
— 3 nights
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Islamabad — 4 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.
Explore Islamabad's surroundings by going to Mukshpuri Peak (in Nathia Gali), Miranjani (in Abbottabad) and Pir Sohawa (in Haripur). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Faisal Mosque, wander the streets of Saidpur Village, pause for some photo ops at Pakistan monument, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Centaurus Mall.

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Philadelphia, USA to Islamabad is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pakistan Standard Time is 10 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in January, expect nights in Islamabad to be a bit warmer, around 5°C, while days are much hotter, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Naran.
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Naran — 1 night

The main reason to take a trip to Naran remains the surrounding nature, which includes Kaghan Valley.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Saif-ul-Muluk Lake.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Naran trip planner.

Getting from Islamabad to Naran by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hunza.
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Hunza — 3 nights

A tour of Hunza lets you discover a mountainous valley surrounded by massive snowcapped Himalayan peaks.
Hunza is known for nature, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Hunza Valley, don't miss a visit to Sacred Rocks of Hunza, go for a walk through Attabad lake, and snap pictures at Hussaini Hanging Bridge.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hunza road trip tool.

Drive from Naran to Hunza in 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Hunza are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Skardu.
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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.
When in Skardu, make a side trip to see Rainbow Lake in Domel, approximately Domel away. Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Deosai National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Kachura Lake, admire nature's extreme beauty at Katpana Desert, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manthokha Waterfall.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Skardu trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Hunza to Skardu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Lahore.
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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.
Lahore is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Badshahi Mosque, see the interesting displays at Lahore Museum, explore the historical opulence of Lahore Fort, and appreciate the history behind Jehangir's Tomb & Kamran's Baradari Pavilion.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lahore vacation maker site.

Fly from Skardu to Lahore in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Lahore are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly to Karachi.
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Karachi — 3 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.
Karachi is known for shopping, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the different shops at Dolmen Mall Clifton, see the interesting displays at PAF Museum, view the masterpieces at Frere Hall, and take an in-depth tour of Mohatta Palace Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Karachi route planner.

You can fly from Lahore to Karachi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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