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One Day in Shanghai: A 24 Hour Itinerary For Shanghai

Night view of The Bund
Night view of The Bund

As one of the most attractive cities in China, Shanghai attracts the attention of countless tourists.

In this city, you can experience the fusion of modern and traditional culture, the collision of Eastern and Western civilizations.

We hope this guide has been helpful during your trip to Shanghai. Have a great time in this charming city!

How to plan a day trip to Shanghai?

Shanghai is the largest city in China and there are many things to do. With our classic Shanghai day trip itinerary, you can make the most of your time.

Morning: Yu Garden and City God Temple

Yuyuan Garden Scenic Area is a large area, including Yuyuan Garden, City God Temple, and Yuyuan Mall. This is Shanghai's most historical and cultural place, with a mix of Shanghai's history and folk customs, as well as a variety of snacks and souvenirs.

Afternoon: Pudong Lujiazui

In Lujiazui, visit the Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Tower, World Financial Center, or Jin Mao Tower. Take the sightseeing elevator to the Observation Deck of the Oriental Pearl Tower, which is the best place to get a bird's eye view of Shanghai.

Evening: Nanjing Road and the Bund

Under the sunset, first visit Nanjing Road. Arrange the Bund last, because the Bund looks better at night than during the day. After enjoying the night view of the Bund and Lujiazui, you can prepare to go back to the hotel to rest.

The itinerary of Shanghai can be flexibly adjusted according to personal preferences and timing.

Shanghai Itineraries