Beijing Xian Shanghai Travel Itineraries

7 to 10 Days Beijing Xian Shanghai Tour Itinerary

Nora Zheng
716 Words/3 Minutes, By Nora Zheng, Updated November 22, 2023

Travelers planning to travel to Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, we recommend that Beijing can stay at least 2 nights, so that you can play the most famous attractions in Beijing, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, Hutong, etc., the ideal state of play in Beijing is 3 to 4 nights; Xi'an, we recommend at least 1 night, you can visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Huimin Street, etc., travelers who like to travel more slowly can stay 2 nights; as for Shanghai, from 1 to 3 nights, in addition to Shanghai itself, you can also go to the surrounding water township for a stroll.

7 days tour itinerary for visiting Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai

Day 1-3: Arrive in Beijing and spend three days exploring the city, visiting sites such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven.

Day 4: Take a flight to Xi'an and spend the day visiting the Terracotta Warriors and the ancient city walls.

Day 5: Take a day trip to the Huashan Mountain, one of the most sacred Taoist mountains in China.

Day 6: Take a flight to Shanghai and spend the day exploring the Bund, the Shanghai Tower, and Yuyuan Garden.

Day 7: Return to Shanghai and visit the Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Old Street. Return to the airport for your flight home.

Please note that the above itinerary is a general guide and you can add or remove places according to your preference. Also, please double-check the feasibility of the itinerary and the opening hours of the places you want to visit.

10-day tour itinerary for Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai

Day 1-3: Beijing

  • Visit the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage site that was the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
  • Visit the Temple of Heaven, an imperial complex of religious buildings where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties performed annual ceremonies of sacrifice to heaven.
  • Visit the Summer Palace, an imperial garden that was a summer retreat for the emperors of the Qing dynasty.

Day 4-6: Xi'an

  • Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century.
  • Visit the ancient city walls of Xi'an, one of the best-preserved city walls in China.
  • Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist pagoda that was built in the 7th century.

Day 7-9: Shanghai

  • Visit the Bund, a famous waterfront area known for its colonial-era architecture.
  • Visit the Shanghai Museum, a world-class museum that showcases ancient Chinese art and artifacts.
  • Visit the Yuyuan Garden, a traditional Chinese garden known for its intricate rock formations, ponds, and bridges.

Day 10: Shanghai

  • Visit the Shanghai Tower, the second-tallest building in the world, for a panoramic view of the city.
  • Visit the Xintiandi, a trendy area known for its restaurants, bars, and shops.
  • Take a flight or train to your next destination or back to home.

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Where to stay in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai

Top five hotels in Beijing: 

  • Four Seasons Hotel Beijing
  • The Ritz-Carlton Beijing
  • Waldorf Astoria Beijing
  • Mandarin Oriental Beijing
  • Rosewood Beijing

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Top 5 hotels in Shanghai

  • The Peninsula Shanghai
  • Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
  • Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai
  • Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai at Pudong
  • Park Hyatt Shanghai

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Top 2 hotels in Xian

Sofitel Legend People's Grand Hotel Xian - This luxury hotel is located in the heart of Xian and offers stunning views of the city. It features elegantly designed rooms, a fitness center, a spa, and multiple dining options.

The Westin Xian - This hotel is located near many of Xian's popular attractions, including the Terracotta Warriors Museum. It offers spacious rooms, a fitness center, an indoor pool, and multiple dining options.

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