Beijing Travel Itinerary from 1 Day to 7 Days
The following 1 to 7-day Beijing travel itineraries is listed based on the summary of our team’s years of experience. The itineraries are suitable for family travelers, seniors, young travelers, outdoor lovers, and photographers and they are all flexible. Want to customize your own Beijing travel itinerary? Contact us!
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1-Day Beijing Itinerary
- 1-day Beijing Essence Tour: Go exploring the Imperial Palace-Forbidden City in the morning. Set feet on the world wonder-Mutianyu Great Wall.
- 1-day Beijing Food Tour: Go out for local breakfast, visit the Chinese Royal Gastronomy Museum, Explore the Hutong area, Peaking Duck Dinner, and Try local specialties in Guijie Street.
- 1-day Hutong Tour: Explore Beijing Hutongs (Bell and Drum Tower Square), visit a local Hutong family, Chinese Yoyo Experience in Hutong, and Opera face mask painting lesson.
- 1-day Great Wall Hiking Tour: Hike from Jiankou Great Wall to the Mutianyu for 9 km.
- 1-day Royal Architectures Tour: Morning visit to the Forbidden City, later visit the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace.
As a local expert, we have listed almost all of the itineraries. We are happy to assist you to tailor-make your own Beijing trip!
2 Days Beijing itinerary
In two full days, you can visit the essential parts of Beijing, such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, and other must-see attractions. You can also indulge in local delicacies like Peking Duck and participate in cultural activities such as Kung Fu performances and Beijing Opera.
Day 1: Great Wall, Tian’anmen Square, Summer Palace
Day 2: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven with a one-hour Taichi lesson
3 Days Beijing itinerary
Day 1: Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Hutong rickshaw with a local family visit
Day 2: Mutianyu Great Wall with round ways cable car, Olympic Green for Exterior View of the Birds Nest, and Water Cube
Day 3: Temple of Heaven with one hour Taichi lesson, Summer Palace with a boat cruise, Panjiayuan Antique Market
4 Days Beijing Itinerary
Day 1: Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, and Jingshan Park
Day 2: Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird Nest, and Water Cube
Day 3: Summer Palace, Hutong with a local family visit
Day 4: Panjiayuan Antique Market, Yonghegong Lama Temple, Temple of Confucius, Guozijian Ancient Imperial School
5 Days Beijing Itinerary
Day 1: Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Walking tour in Hutong Area with a local family visit, calligraphy lesson
Day 2: Mutianyu Great Wall with round ways cable car, Ming Tomb
Day 3: Temple of Heaven with one-hour Taichi lesson, Zhoukoudian Peking Man's Park, Zhoukoudian Peking Man Museum
Day 4: Summer Palace, Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University, Old Summer Palace
Day 5: Capital Museum, Panjiayuan Antique Market, Temple of Confucius, Guozijian Ancient Imperial School
6 Days Beijing Itinerary
Day 1: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Houhai
Day 2: Hiking tour from Jiankou Great Wall to Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 3: Yonghegong Lama Temple, Summer Palace, Old Summer Palace
Day 4: Temple of Heaven with one-hour Taichi lesson, Hutong with a local family visit, Qianmen Street
Day 5: Panjiayuan Antique Market, Temple of Confucius, Guozijian Ancient Imperial School, 798 Art Zone
7 Days Beijing Itinerary
Day 1: Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Exploring private rooms of the Forbidden City, panoramic view of Forbidden City in Jingshan Park
Day 2: Jinshanling Great Wall, sunset shooting, overnight at Jinshanling Great Wall area
Day 3: Sunrise shooting, Gubei Water Town, night visit at Simatai Great Wall with cable car, drive back to Beijing
Day 4: Photography tour in Hutong (Nanluoguxiang and Xi Si Hutong), Yonghegong Lama Temple
Day 5: Temple of Heaven, Hanfu Experience at Beihai Park
Day 6: Panjiayuan Antique Market, Temple of Confucius, Guozijian Ancient Imperial School, 798 Art Zone
Day 7: Summer Palace with cruise, Olympic Park, Capital Museum
Beijing side trip itineraries
Note: Make sure to also leave some room for flexibility in your itinerary, as you may want to explore the city or take a break when needed.
Customize Your Unique Beijing Tour
If you are interested in the Beijing itineraries mentioned above, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize it and provide a quote tailored to your preferences.
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