7 Days Beijing Travel Itineraries

7 Days Beijing Itineraries: How to Plan a One Week Travel in Beijing

Nora Zheng
451 Words/2 Minutes, By Nora Zheng, Updated May 11, 2023

Based on years of customizing tours, we have specially provided the following 7-day travel routes and some travel tips to help you on your Beijing trip!  

If the following is not the route you want, welcome to contact us, we provide free consultation and advice! 

7 Days Beijing Classic Itinerary

Day 1: Walk through Tian’anmen Square, explore both the popular areas and private rooms of the Forbidden City, gain a panoramic view of Forbidden City by climbing the Jingshan Park

Day 2: Set your feet on Jinshanling Great Wall, shoot the sunset with your camera, and spend overnight at Jinshanling Great Wall area

Day 3: Get up earlier for the sunrise shooting, then drive to Gubei Water Town and visit Simatai Great Wall with cable car, drive back to Beijing

Day 4: Take a photography tour in Hutong (Nanluoguxiang and Xi Si Hutong), and appreciate the largest sandalwood Buddha in the world in Yonghegong Lama Temple

Day 5: Do morning exercises at Temple of Heaven, put on Han Chinese clothing and take some nice pictures at Beihai Park

Day 6: Buy some souvenirs at Panjiayuan Antique Market, pay homage to Confucius at Temple of Confucius, visit Guozijian Ancient Imperial School, and appreciate some art works at 798 Art Zone

Day 7: Take a morning tour to the imperial Summer Palace and take a boat cruise, see the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube from the outside at Olympic Park and appreciate countless treasures at Capital Museum.

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7 days Beijing Highlights itinerary

Day 1: Visit the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. Take a stroll through Tiananmen Square and the nearby hutongs.

Day 2: Take a day trip to the Great Wall of China, either at Mutianyu or Badaling.

Day 3: Explore the Summer Palace and the Old Summer Palace. Take a boat ride on Kunming Lake.

Day 4: Visit the Capital Museum, the National Museum of China, or the National Centre for the Performing Arts.

Day 5: Take a trip to the Ming Tombs and the Sacred Way.

Day 6: Visit the 798 Art Zone, a hub for contemporary art and culture.

Day 7: Take a day trip to Fragrant Hills Park or the Yonghe Temple.

Note: These are suggestions and you may adjust according to your interests and energy level. Also consider the opening time of these places and plan accordingly.

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