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Best time to visit Pakistan

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The best time to visit Pakistan is January-March

If you’re looking to travel to Pakistan for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Pakistan is January-March due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In summer, the daytime temperatures in central Islamabad, Pakistan can reach a top of 41℃ (105℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 5℃ (41℉) around January-time. In other areas of Pakistan, temperatures might differ so be sure to compare other destinations below.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Pakistan during the day, the sun stays up the longest around August. August sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in November instead.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Pakistan, explore hidden gems and destinations to visit while you’re there, discover our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

November

Most daylight

August

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Pakistan seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Pakistan is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Pakistan

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
ChitralJanuary-February
-6℃
-16℃
-5℃
-15℃
-1℃
-10℃
4℃
-3℃
9℃
1℃
14℃
6℃
18℃
10℃
18℃
10℃
14℃
6℃
8℃
0℃
1℃
-7℃
-3℃
-12℃
GilgitFebruary
-14℃
-26℃
-12℃
-24℃
-7℃
-19℃
-3℃
-15℃
2℃
-8℃
5℃
-3℃
10℃
2℃
10℃
2℃
5℃
-1℃
-1℃
-9℃
-8℃
-18℃
-12℃
-24℃
HyderabadNovember
26℃
14℃
30℃
17℃
36℃
22℃
41℃
27℃
44℃
29℃
42℃
30℃
39℃
29℃
37℃
28℃
38℃
27℃
38℃
26℃
33℃
21℃
28℃
16℃
IslamabadJanuary-February
18℃
7℃
19℃
9℃
25℃
13℃
30℃
18℃
36℃
23℃
39℃
27℃
37℃
28℃
35℃
26℃
34℃
23℃
30℃
19℃
25℃
13℃
20℃
9℃
LahoreMarch
21℃
8℃
24℃
10℃
29℃
14℃
36℃
22℃
42℃
28℃
43℃
31℃
41℃
31℃
39℃
29℃
37℃
25℃
35℃
22℃
28℃
17℃
23℃
11℃
MurreeOctober-November
13℃
3℃
14℃
4℃
19℃
8℃
24℃
12℃
30℃
16℃
33℃
19℃
32℃
21℃
30℃
19℃
28℃
16℃
25℃
13℃
20℃
8℃
15℃
4℃
NaranJanuary
13℃
3℃
14℃
4℃
19℃
8℃
24℃
12℃
30℃
16℃
33℃
19℃
32℃
21℃
30℃
19℃
28℃
16℃
25℃
13℃
20℃
8℃
15℃
4℃
SanglaFebruary
21℃
8℃
24℃
10℃
30℃
15℃
36℃
22℃
42℃
28℃
44℃
32℃
42℃
33℃
40℃
30℃
38℃
26℃
35℃
22℃
28℃
16℃
23℃
11℃
SkarduOctober-November
-17℃
-29℃
-15℃
-27℃
-11℃
-24℃
-7℃
-20℃
-4℃
-16℃
-1℃
-10℃
4℃
-4℃
5℃
-2℃
0℃
-8℃
-6℃
-17℃
-11℃
-23℃
-16℃
-27℃
SwatOctober-November
-14℃
-26℃
-12℃
-24℃
-7℃
-19℃
-3℃
-15℃
2℃
-8℃
5℃
-3℃
10℃
2℃
10℃
2℃
5℃
-1℃
-1℃
-9℃
-8℃
-18℃
-12℃
-24℃
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Top FAQs

Pakistan is in Asia.
The warmest month of the year in Islamabad, one of the most popular places to visit in Pakistan, is June.
The driest month of the year in Islamabad, Pakistan, is usually around November each year.

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