How to Plan a Beijing Shanghai Tour

If you are planning a Beijing Shanghai tour and don’t know where to begin, this article may help you to arrange a reasonable and well-organized plan for your Beijing Shanghai tour.

Best time to go

Different season will show you different Beijing and Shanghai. Each season has its own charm. You can come whenever you want as you wish.

However, the best cozy seasons in Beijing and Shanghai are spring and autumn. The weather in spring and autumn is temperate and comfortable. For more weather information, please visit Beijing weather and Shanghai weather.

The Great Wall

The Great Wall

Decide your travel length

There are so many sites in Beijing and Shanghai which deserve your time and energy. To organize your trip well and reasonable, you need at least 6 days to complete this trip. If you want to savor those two cities in depth, you can plan a longer Beijing and Shanghai trip.

At the end of this article, we have selected 6-7 days Beijing Shanghai tours for you. You can explore the most attracting and must-see highlights. Please refer to the Beijing Shanghai Tours with detailed itineraries and then decide your travel length. You can also tailor your tour according to your actual condition with the help of our Travel Consultant. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us.

Forbidden City

Forbidden City

How to travel: Beijing-Shanghai or Shanghai-Beijing?

Beijing is the Capital City of China, while Shanghai is a global financial center and a transport hub. Thus, both Beijing and Shanghai provide abundant international and domestic flights. It’s very convenient to arrive or leave China, or fly to other Chinese cities from Beijing and Shanghai. You just need to combine the situations of the location of your country and the next destination location after this tour to decide how to travel: Beijing to Shanghai or Shanghai to Beijing.

Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport

Choices of transportation

The flight distance between Beijing to Shanghai is about 1088km, and you can take flights or high-speed trains to travel in between. Flights will take you about 2 hours while the high-speed trains will take you about 5 to 6 hours or about 12 hours high-speed overnight trains). For detailed transportation information, please check How to Get from Beijing to Shanghai and How to Get from Shanghai to Beijing.

High-speed train from Beijing to Shanghai

High-speed train from Beijing to Shanghai

Choose accommodations in Beijing & Shanghai

You need to book hotels in advance after you decide your travel schedule and transportation. You could choose hotels according to your budget and preference. We have selected some star hotels for your reference. They are convenient to reach. For detailed information, please check Beijing Accommodation and Shanghai Accommodation.

Hotel in Beijing

Hotel in Beijing

Explore highlights in Beijing & Shanghai

Beijing has many renowned cultural sites for you to experience, such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and so on. While in Shanghai, you could experience both modern civilization and retrospective scenery. Such as the Bund, the Oriental Pearl Tower, Yu Garden, the City God Temple, Nanjing Road, etc. For detailed highlights in Beijing and Shanghai, please check Beijing Shanghai Tour Highlights & Experiences.

Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower

Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower

Extended destinations between Beijing & Shanghai

If you have abundant time, you can also visit more places during your Beijing and Shanghai trip. Between your Beijing and Shanghai tour, you can visit Jinan, Tai’an, Mount Tai and Qufu in Shandong Province to explore the Confucianism, and nine days will be enough for this extended tour. Another choice is to visit Suzhou to experience the “Venice of the Orient”. Mount Huang in Anhui Province is also a good choice for your side trip. If you want to add Suzhou or Mount Huang in your Beijing Shanghai tour, we suggest you plan an 8 days trip. We have made several Beijing Shanghai tour packages with extended destinations. You can check on our website for detailed information.

Suzhou

Suzhou

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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