Lahore is the second-largest city in Pakistan and serves as the capital of the fertile Punjab region. It is also considered the cultural capital. While in Lahore there are a few keys sights you should try and see, like the Lahore Museum that was established in 1864 or the Lahore Fort, which has the privilege of being labeled a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historic Badshahi and Wazir Kan Mosques are certainly with a visit, but for those interested in a little bit of cross-cultural silliness check out replicas of both the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Trafalgar Square.
Islamabad is a planned city and the seat of the federal government. It is much smaller and calmer than the other major cities. Take your rental car out for a short drive from the city to the Margalla Hills and enjoy scenic views. Visit the Faisal Mosque to see the iconic mosque designed to look like a Bedouin tent.
Travelers interested in a more diverse and cosmopolitan style of city should head to Karachi. It is often times compared to New York City and is the sixth-most-populous city in the world. Visit the Mohatta Palace for some culture and history or explore South Karachi to see the city’s tallest skyscrapers and enjoy the many beaches, parks, museums, restaurants, and shopping.