After hotel pickup in the morning, head into the old city.
Visit the Kawran Bazar market and the Sadarghat waterfront, a bustling port on the Buriganga River. Stop at Ahsan Manzil (aka the Pink Palace), built in the 1800s for the Nawab family.
Go into the Shankhari Bazar, one of the oldest areas of Old Town and the site of many historic Hindu temples.
Stop for lunch at a restaurant that features Chinese, Thai, Indian, and Bengali cuisine. After eating, go to the Parliament building, Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban, a gem of 20th-century architecture that was designed by the famous architect Louis Khan.
Continue to Lalbag, a 17th-century Mughal fort, and Dhakeshwari Temple, the most important place of worship for Hindus in Bangladesh.
Ride in a rickshaw for a close experience of the colorful streets, then relax while watching a traditional performance at the national theatre.