26 days in Beijing & Shanghai Itinerary

26 days in Beijing & Shanghai Itinerary

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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.
You've added Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan), Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing Capital Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Temple of Heaven will appeal to history buffs. Attractions like The Palace Museum and Beijing Botanical Garden make great kid-friendly stops. There's more to do: try out the rides at Olympic Park and walk around Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Beijing trip planning tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Beijing is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to China Standard Time is 5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in December; daily highs in Beijing reach 5°C and lows reach -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails
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Shanghai

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.
You've added Huangpu River, Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, Jin Mao Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Huangpu Park and Houtan Garden. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Bund (Wai Tan) and Shanghai Confucian Temple. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, take a stroll through Former French Concession, and stroll around Fuxing Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shanghai journey website.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Beijing, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Shanghai, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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