7 Days Beijing Itinerary, how to Plan a One Week Travel in Beijing
A 7-day trip to Beijing is a relatively leisurely time. During these 7 days, you can slowly experience almost all of the best attractions and cultural experiences. The best attractions include the Great Wall, where you can choose to hike or take a night tour, the Forbidden City for a regular or in-depth tour, Jingshan Park, the Summer Palace and Kunming Lake for a lake cruise, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Yonghe Temple, the Bird's Nest, Panjiayuan Market, and more. Cultural experiences can include nighttime kung fu performances, Peking Opera shows, exploring the hutongs (narrow alleys), making dumplings, engaging in painting, calligraphy, paper-cutting, and other activities. You can also enjoy leisurely strolls, such as exploring Wangfujing Street and visiting bars at Houhai.
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7 Days Beijing Classic Itinerary
Day 1: Walk through Tian’anmen Square, explore both the popular areas and private rooms of the Forbidden City, and gain a panoramic view of the 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 by 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 the 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 the Temple of Confucius, visit Guozijian Ancient Imperial School, and appreciate some artworks 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.
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: Visit Fragrant Hills Park or the Yonghe Temple, and departure.
7 Days Great Wall Hiking and Highlights of Beijing
Day 1: Beijing, Huanghuacheng Great Wall to Xishuiyu Great Wall (7 km and about 4 hours, hiking)
Day 2: Jiankou Great Wall to Mutianyu Great Wall (10 km and about 5 hours hiking)
Day 3: Gubeikou Great Wall to Jinshanling Great Wall (10 km and about 5 hours, hiking)
Day 4: Jinshanling Great Wall to Simatai West (6 km and about 3 hours hiking)
Day 5: Drive to Beijing, Ming Tomb, and Panjiayuan Market
Day 6: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City plus Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace
Day 7: Birds Nest, Yonghe Monastery, Confucius Temple, etc.
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Informative Articles for Your Beijing Trip
- Beijing Travel Guide: the best time to go, what to do, what to eat, etc.
- Weather: the best time and seasons to visit
- Attractions: what to visit
- Activities: cultural immersions
- Unique perspective: top things to do
- Food: what to eat while traveling in Beijing
- Hotels: where to stay
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