5 days in Shanghai & Beijing Itinerary

5 days in Shanghai & Beijing Itinerary

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5 days in Shanghai & Beijing Itinerary

Shanghai
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Beijing
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Shanghai

3
days
Shanghai

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Former French Concession and The Bund (Wai Tan). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Xintiandi and Shanghai Museum. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Taikang Road, admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and admire the striking features of Jin Mao Tower.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Shanghai itinerary website

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Shanghai. December in Shanghai sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Beijing.

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Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum ©
Shanghai Museum

2
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Beijing

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) and then take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Back Lakes (Hou Hai), then contemplate the long history of Bell and Drum Towers, then get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Beijing journey app

Fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in December; daily highs in Beijing reach 3°C and lows reach -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

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The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park) ©
Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park)

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