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Shanghai Itinerary

Shanghai Itinerary

This two day itinerary can be combined with trips to any of our other Chinese destinations; Beijing, Xi’an, Hong Kong, Yangtze and Chengdu, to form trips from 7-11+ days

Our China combination recommendation:

Beijing > Shanghai

Departure time: Year round | Currency: Renminbi

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Topics Covered
  • Weather processes & hazards
  • Climate change
  • Water & river processes, landforms & management
  • Geological processes & landforms
  • Urban change & growth
  • Development & inequality
  • Population
  • Economic change
  • Global systems & global governance
  • Food resources
  • Water resources
  • Energy resources
Destinations Visited
  • The Bund
  • Xintiandi
  • Lujiazui financial district
  • Zhujiajiao
  • Yuyan Gardens

Day 1 – Shanghai – The Bund – Xintiandi – Lujiazui Financial Center – Nanjing Road

  • Enjoy a city tour of the Bund, a waterfront area in the centre of the city, Xintiandi, the shopping area and Lujiazui, the financial district famous for its striking skyline.
  • Take an optional sightseeing trip to the top of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower or the 100th floor of the World Financial Trade Centre for views over the city.
  • In the evening, visit the restaurants and shops of the vibrant Nanjing Road, one of the world’s busiest shopping districts.

Day 2 – Yu Gardens – Old City Area – Jade Buddha Temple – City Planning Exhibition Hall

  • Wander the beautiful Yuyuan Gardens; spot koi in the large ponds and view the exquisite jade rock.
  • See two ornate jade buddhas in the Jade Buddha Temple, where monks still hold ceremonies.
  • Visit the six storey Urban Planning Exhibition and see scale models of the city’s current and future plans for development from a bird’s eye view.
  • Alternatively choose to venture out of the city and spend a half day exploring the water town of Zhujiajiao, with its 36 bridges and multitude of canals.
  • In the evening, celebrate your final night in Shanghai by seeing an acrobatic show.

See more of China in one trip, combine this itinerary with:

  • Hong Kong
  • Beijing
  • Xi’an
  • Yangtze and Chengdu