8 days in China Itinerary

8 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Shanghai
— 2 nights
2
Beijing
— 4 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanghai Confucian Temple, then visit Taikang Road, and then wander the streets of Former French Concession. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Soong Ching-ling Memorial Residence, get engrossed in the history at Shanghai Development Exhibition Hall, then delve into the lush surroundings at Huangpu Park, and finally don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan).

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Shanghai is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Shanghai to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Confucian Temple ©
Shanghai Confucian Temple
Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession

4
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). Popular historic sites such as Temple of Heaven and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang) are in your itinerary. There's more to do: explore the activities along Back Lakes (Hou Hai) and explore the galleries of The Palace Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Shanghai in September since evenings lows in Beijing dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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