From exciting history, world-class art, international events, kid-friendly places to entertainment and shopping center, Shanghai has so much to offer. Beijing a transport hub in east China, it is also convenient connected with the outside of world, domestic cities and the surrounding area. How to make most of your time in Shanghai? Follow our sample itineraries to see it all or less.
How much time do you have in Shanghai?
One full day spared from your business, holding 24-hour free transit visa, or one day excursion from your cruise, focus on the city’s highlights – Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, World Financial Center, plus some street visit nearby.
Three days and two nights are class itinerary in Shanghai, then you can add in more of the city’s treasures like Shanghai Museum and Zhujiajiao Water Town.
If you have four or five days (144 Visa Free visit), base your tour in Shanghai and take day trips to Suzhou for classic gardens, and Hangzhou for the West Lake and experience some mind-bending science.
When do you want to travel?
Located in the middle and east of China, Shanghai is suitable for travel all year around.
What kind of accommodation do you prefer?
Shanghai offers all type of accommodation from Inns to super luxury brand. We have a list of recommendations catering for family visitors, honeymooners, kid-friendly travelers, luxury brand lovers as well as those on business trips.
Estimated budget for hotels in Shanghai city: 3-star chain hotels cost $80-100 on average; 4 stars are $100-$150; 5 star $150-$250, luxury hotels are $250+.
How to get to Shanghai?
Shanghai has long been the first entry port for international flights. It is also one of China’s transport hubs with the most advanced bullet trains starting, ending or passing by. Many of the tourist destinations can be reached within 1 hour to 3 hours, like Suzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Huangshan.