16 days in Beijing & Shanghai Itinerary

16 days in Beijing & Shanghai Itinerary

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16 days in Beijing & Shanghai Itinerary

Start: San Salvador
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Beijing
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Shanghai
— 7 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: San Salvador

7
nights
Beijing

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.
Visit Mutianyu Great Wall and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Yudushan Scenic Resort, ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, and see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing online journey planner .

San Salvador, El Salvador to Beijing is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to China Standard Time is 14 hours. Traveling from San Salvador in March, expect Beijing to be colder, temps between 17°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Taikang Road. Get some historical perspective at Former French Concession and Jade Buddha Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shanghai: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Zhouzhuang Water Town (in Kunshan). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Xintiandi, wander the streets of Pudong New Area, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, and take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip planner .

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Shanghai. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Xitang Ancient Town, Zhouzhuang Water Town
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Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

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