13 days in Beijing, Wuxi & Shanghai Itinerary

13 days in Beijing, Wuxi & Shanghai Itinerary

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Beijing
— 6 nights
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Wuxi
— 2 nights
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Shanghai
— 3 nights
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Beijing

— 6 nights
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 Camp The Wall. Popular historic sites such as Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Temple of Heaven are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum and Beijing Botanical Garden. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Palace Museum, look and learn at Beijing Planetarium, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the ancient world of Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan).

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Minneapolis, USA to Beijing is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Beijing, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in October, you will find days in Beijing are a bit warmer (66°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly to Wuxi.

Things to do in Beijing

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Wuxi

— 2 nights

Little Shanghai

An industrial hot spot, Wuxi boasts a longstanding heritage, bustling economy, and picturesque natural landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Jichang Garden, get to know the resident critters at Wuxi Zoo, and then examine the collection at Wuxi Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Shang Lake, then trek along Taihu Avenue, and then contemplate the long history of Former Residence of Qian Zhongshu.

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Fly from Beijing to Wuxi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Shanghai.

Things to do in Wuxi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Zoos & Aquariums

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Shanghai

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Shanghai Confucian Temple. Kids will enjoy Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum and Shanghai Natural History Museum (Jing'an). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), take in the spiritual surroundings of Longhua Temple, take in the exciting artwork at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, and stroll through Shanghai Wild Animal Park.

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Getting from Wuxi to Shanghai by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. October in Shanghai sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 62°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites