33 days in Pakistan Itinerary

33 days in Pakistan Itinerary

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33 days in Pakistan Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Lahore
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Rawalpindi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Islamabad
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Peshawar
— 2 nights
Drive:  10 h 30 min
5
Hunza
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 h 30 min
6
Multan
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h
7
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Karachi
— 7 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

6
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.
Lahore is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Badshahi Mosque, take in nature's colorful creations at Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens), pause for some photo ops at Jehangir's Tomb & Kamran's Baradari Pavilion, and have fun at Bedian Spins Cricket Ground.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lahore trip builder app .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Lahore is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Lahore due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Lahore. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Rawalpindi.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Badshahi Mosque ©
Badshahi Mosque
Lahore Fort ©
Lahore Fort
Masjid Wazir Khan ©
Masjid Wazir Khan

2
nights
Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi ©
Just 15 km (9.3 mi) from the capital, Rawalpindi contrasts Islamabad's ordered, contemporary layout with its 19th-century clusters of streets and pleasantly chaotic bustle.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at The Raja Bazaar, admire the landmark architecture of Poonch House, walk around Jinnah Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ayub National Park, then stroll around Nawaz Sharif Park, and finally get advice or help at Army Central Library. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Army museum and then identify plant and animal life at Nila Sand.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rawalpindi vacation maker.

Fly from Lahore to Rawalpindi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rawalpindi when traveling from Lahore in October, with lows around 20°C. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Islamabad.

Things to do in Rawalpindi

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Ayub National Park ©
Ayub National Park
Jinnah Park ©
Jinnah Park
Army museum ©
Army museum

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.
When in Islamabad, make a side trip to see Mukshpuri Top in Nathia Gali, approximately Nathia Gali away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Faisal Mosque, admire the engineering at Rawal Lake, take a stroll through Saidpur Village, and stroll around Pir Sohawa.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Islamabad travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rawalpindi to Islamabad takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Peshawar.

Things to do in Islamabad

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mukshpuri Top, Dunga Gali Pine Line Track
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Faisal Mosque ©
Faisal Mosque
Margalla Hills ©
Margalla Hills
Daman-e-Koh ©
Daman-e-Koh

2
nights
Peshawar

Peshawar ©
Peshawar is the capital of the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. On the 5th (Tue), deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Bala Hisar, then get engrossed in the history at Peshawar Gandhara Museum, and then stroll around Khalid Bin Waled Park. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at Islamia College, contemplate the long history of Masjid Mahabat Khan, and then don't miss a visit to Chowk Yadgar.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Peshawar itinerary planner.

You can drive from Islamabad to Peshawar in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Peshawar can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hunza.

Things to do in Peshawar

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Peshawar Gandhara Museum ©
Peshawar Gandhara Museum
Islamia College ©
Islamia College
Masjid Mahabat Khan ©
Masjid Mahabat Khan

3
nights
Hunza

Hunza ©
A tour of Hunza lets you discover a mountainous valley surrounded by massive snowcapped Himalayan peaks.
Get out of town with these interesting Hunza side-trips: Eagles Nest (in Karimabad), Rakaposhi View Point (in Ghulmet) and Karakoram Highway (in Gilgit). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Hunza Valley, take in the views from Hussaini Hanging Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Attabad lake, and contemplate the waterfront views at Satrangi Lake.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hunza day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Peshawar to Hunza takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Peshawar in November, you will find days in Hunza are colder (9°C), and nights are little chillier (2°C). On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Multan.

Things to do in Hunza

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Karimabad, Rakaposhi View Point, Karakoram Highway
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Hunza Valley ©
Hunza Valley
Attabad lake ©
Attabad lake
Karakoram Highway ©
Karakoram Highway

2
nights
Multan

Multan ©
Well-fortified due to its strategic location in the past, Multan has a number of impressive historic gates.
Multan is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Darbar of Hazrat Shah Rukn-E-Alam, walk around Yadgar e Shuhada Park, admire the striking features of Multan Garrison Mess, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of Shah Yusuf Gardezi.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Multan trip itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Hunza to Multan in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hunza in November, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Multan: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Multan

Parks Historic Sites
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Shrine of Shah Yusuf Gardezi ©
Shrine of Shah Yusuf Gardezi
Darbar of Hazrat Shah Rukn-E-Alam ©
Darbar of Hazrat Shah Rukn-E-Alam
Fort Kohna ©
Fort Kohna

1
night
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Lying on the east bank of the River Indus, Hyderabad has long been at the center of regional history and culture, and once stood as the capital of Sindh.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hyderabad trip itinerary builder tool.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Multan to Hyderabad in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Multan in November; daily highs in Hyderabad reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Karachi.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Shopping Museums
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Resham Gali Bazaar ©
Resham Gali Bazaar
Sindh Museum ©
Sindh Museum

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Karachi: Thatta (Makli Hill & Shah Jahan Mosque). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Dolmen Mall Clifton, head off the coast to Churna Island, don't miss a visit to Empress Market, and get a sense of history and politics at High Court Building.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Karachi online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hyderabad to Karachi takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Karachi

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Thatta
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PAF Museum ©
PAF Museum
Dolmen Mall Clifton ©
Dolmen Mall Clifton
Mohatta Palace Museum ©
Mohatta Palace Museum

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