8 days in Shanghai & Beijing Itinerary

8 days in Shanghai & Beijing Itinerary

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8 days in Shanghai & Beijing Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Montreal, Quebec

3
nights
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.
Shanghai Disneyland has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), get great views at Jin Mao Tower, pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, and enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Shanghai road trip tool .

Montreal, Canada to Shanghai is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 13 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in February, with highs in Shanghai at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Shanghai World Financial Center ©
Shanghai World Financial Center

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Private Forbidden City Walking Tours, Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and The Great wall of Jiankou-The Great Wall Alternative. The adventure continues: see Mutianyu Great Wall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), explore the galleries of The Palace Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling).

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Beijing trip website .

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in March, Beijing is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

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