8 days in Shanghai, Xi'an & Beijing Itinerary

8 days in Shanghai, Xi'an & Beijing Itinerary

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1
Shanghai
— 2 nights
2
Xi'an
— 3 nights
3
Beijing
— 2 nights

2
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), Yu Garden (Yuyuan), Xintiandi, and other attractions you added. On the 21st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, admire the landmark architecture of Tian Zi Fang, then wander the streets of Taikang Road, then stop by Old Town (Nanshi), and finally take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan). On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Former French Concession, shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), take a stroll through Xintiandi, then stop by Super Brand Mall, then take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Shanghai trip maker app.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Sunan Shuofang International Airport. August in Shanghai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Shanghai

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), stroll the grounds of Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling), and steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Xi'an travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Xi'an takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Xi'an when traveling from Shanghai in August, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Museums
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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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.
You've added Nanluoguxiang, Hall of Supreme Harmony, Taikoo Li Sanlitun, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 26th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Taikoo Li Sanlitun, look for gifts at Nanluoguxiang, then get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and finally get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven and then see Mutianyu Great Wall.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Beijing route planner.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Beijing takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Beijing

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

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