7 days in Beijing, Shanghai & Xi'an Itinerary

7 days in Beijing, Shanghai & Xi'an Itinerary

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1
Beijing
— 1 night
2
Shanghai
— 2 nights
3
Xi'an
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and then ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): stop by Shard Box Store, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip itinerary builder website.

Wroclaw, Poland to Beijing is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Wroclaw to Beijing. Traveling from Wroclaw in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Beijing, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
Temple of Heaven ©
Temple of Heaven

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 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), thentake in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), thenmake a trip to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and finally take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip itinerary website.

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Beijing, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Shanghai, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Shanghai

Tours Museums Parks
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Daxuexixiang Mosque, delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Xi'an road trip app.

You can fly from Shanghai to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in January, expect Xi'an to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

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