Beijing Shanghai Attractions & Experiences

Shanghai is the largest city and the most developed metropolis in China. Beijing is the second largest Chinese city after Shanghai and is the capital of China. Get under the skin of Beijing and Shanghai to explore the top tourist attractions there.

Top Attractions in Beijing & Shanghai

Beijing Shanghai Attraction map

What to See in Beijing

Beijing is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, parks and gardens, tombs, wall and gates. There are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Thirteen Tombs of the Ming Dynasty, Zhoukoudian, Great Wall and Grand Canal.

It is better to spend 3-4 days to explore the historical sites and should not miss the iconic sights like Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and Tiananmen Square. To explore the authentic local life, take a rickshaw to the old Hutongs and visit the local family lived in the Siheyuan. In the evening, go to taste the traditional Peking Roast Duck.

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The Great Wall

The Great Wall

What to See in Shanghai

Shanghai evokes so much history, excess, glamour, mystique and exotic. It has art deco architecture and skyrocketing buildings. If you are the first-timer to Shanghai, you should not miss The Bund, Nanjing Road, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Jade Buddha Temple.

You may spend 1 or 2 days to explore these sights and landmarks. If you want to discover further, visit Shanghai Museum, Renmin Square, Tianzifang or Xintiandi, Zhujiajiao Water Town or Fengjing Water Town. Choose your favorite sights and add one more day in Shanghai. Shanghai is the best gateway to Jiangnan Area and Yellow Mountain. You could spend one to three days to Suzhou, Hangzhou or Huangshan.

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The Bund in Shanghai

Special Experiences for Beijing Shanghai Tour

A blend of the ancient and the modern. Beijing remains an epicenter of tradition with treasures of nearly 2000 years as the imperial capital still on view-in the famed Forbidden City and in the city’s lush pavilions and gardens. Shanghai is a vibrant city with many modern architectures and landmarks.

Explore the past and see the future of China. In Beijing, travel back to the Ming and Qing Dynasty and follow the steps of many emperors to wander in the imperial palaces and gardens. In Shanghai, you won't find ancient temples or hoary monuments, but you’ll listen to the legend how Shanghai turns into a cosmopolitan city from a fishing village in a short time. Shanghai is city of action, not ideas.

Traditional Eastern style VS a mix of western and eastern elements. Beijing owns all the charm of the Oriental, while Shanghai is a blend of French patisseries, jazz, European streetscapes, charming 19th-century alleys and cocktails on the Bund.

Hiking or walking experience to get in-depth into the two cities. No matter you hike up to the Great Wall of China, wander leisurely in the old Hutong and Siheyuan, or take a walk along the Bund to watch the city’s decline and renaissance.

There are more stories to be heard and you’ll have your own stories and unique experience.

Recommended Beijing Shanghai Tours

Top 3 Beijing Shanghai tours chosen by most customers to explore Beijing Shanghai in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary,or tailor your own trip now with us.

Visitors on the Great Wall
6 Days Beijing Shanghai Highlights Tour (by Flight)

Beijing / Shanghai

The Bund Night Views in Shanghai
6 Days Beijing Shanghai Tour by High Speed Train

Beijing / Shanghai

Local Life in Hutong
6 Days Shanghai Beijing Tour by Flight

Shanghai / Beijing

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