8 days in Pakistan Itinerary

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Karachi — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Zainab Market, browse the different shops at Park Towers, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Dolmen Mall Clifton, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Port Grand. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Frere Hall, then get engrossed in the history at Mohatta Palace Museum, then see the interesting displays at PAF Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Mazar-E-Quaid.

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Halifax, Canada to Karachi is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Halifax to Karachi, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Halifax in February, with highs in Karachi at 34°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lahore.
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Lahore — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Lahore Fort, contemplate the long history of Badshahi Mosque, and then make a trip to Masjid Wazir Khan. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Fort and Shalamar Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Lahore Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Anarkali Bazaar, and finally steep yourself in history at Ali Hajvery's Tomb.

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Fly from Karachi to Lahore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Lahore is little chillier than Karachi - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rawalpindi.
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Rawalpindi — 1 night

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 8th (Wed): shop like a local with The Centaurus Mall and then stroll through Margalla Hills. On your second day here, examine the collection at Lok Virsa Museum, examine the collection at Pakistan Monument Museum, see human ingenuity at work at Rawal Lake, then wander the streets of Saidpur Village, and finally learn more about the world around you at Pakistan Museum of Natural History.

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Traveling by car from Lahore to Rawalpindi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. February in Rawalpindi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to 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.