11 days in Beijing & Shanghai Itinerary

11 days in Beijing & Shanghai Itinerary

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11 days in Beijing & Shanghai Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Shanghai
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Beijing
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Atlanta

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 Walking tours as well as Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). The adventure continues: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), admire the landmark architecture of The Palace Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Beijing tour app .

Atlanta, USA to Beijing is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Atlanta to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Beijing, with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

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

4
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 Walking tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shanghai: Wuzhen Water Town (in Tongxiang) and Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), take a stroll through Former French Concession, and examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Shanghai route planner.

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Beijing in May since evenings lows in Shanghai dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Xitang Ancient Town, Wuzhen Water Town
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

2
nights
Beijing

Nature & Wildlife Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip planner.

Getting from Shanghai to Beijing by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Beijing when traveling from Shanghai in May, with lows around 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Beijing

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bell and Drum Towers ©
Bell and Drum Towers

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