31 days in Beijing, Yiwu & Shanghai Itinerary

31 days in Beijing, Yiwu & Shanghai Itinerary

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31 days in Beijing, Yiwu & Shanghai Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13 h
1
Beijing
— 11 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Yiwu
— 8 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Shanghai
— 10 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: London

11
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), steep yourself in history at Temple of Heaven, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip planning site .

London, UK to Beijing is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Beijing. In August, Beijing is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yiwu.

Things to do in Beijing

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

8
nights
Yiwu

Yiwu ©
Yiwu's tourist assets are not as renowned as its flourishing small-commodity wholesale market, which takes up a large area of the city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yiwu: Shaoxing (Orchid Pavilion (Lan Ting) & Shaoxing First Middle School), Orchid National Forest Park (in Shaoxing County) and Jinyun County (Xiandu Dinghu Peak & Xiandu Scenic Aera of Lishui).

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yiwu itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Beijing to Yiwu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Yiwu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dongyang, Shaoxing, Tiantai County, Jinyun County, Pujiang County
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Hengdian World Studios ©
Hengdian World Studios
Hengdian Qin Dynasty Palace ©
Hengdian Qin Dynasty Palace
Xiandu Dinghu Peak ©
Xiandu Dinghu Peak

10
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shanghai: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Suzhou (Suzhou Garden Museum, Suzhou Museum, & more). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and get great views at Jin Mao Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Shanghai holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Yiwu to Shanghai takes 3.5 hours. August in Shanghai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Suzhou, Xitang Ancient Town
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©

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