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Shanghai Itineraries: Planning a Trip to Shanghai

Shanghai skyline at night from The Bund
Shanghai skyline at night from The Bund

Shanghai is located on the west coast of the Pacific Ocean, along the eastern edge of the Asian continent, and at the front edge of the Yangtze River Delta.

Shanghai is bordered by the East China Sea to the east, Hangzhou Bay to the south, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces to the west, and the mouth of the Yangtze River to the north, where the Yangtze River and the East China Sea are connected.

If you go to Shanghai for the first time, and want to experience the Shanghai city, or stroll through the old streets and lanes? Want to go to The Bund, or experience Shanghai Disneyland?

Don't know where to start? Don't worry, we offer classic itineraries that will arrange you properly.

Popular Shanghai Itineraries

Shanghai 1-Day Itinerary

With only one day, how to travel in Shanghai? With this tour, you will have a short but wonderful day trip to Shanghai.

Shanghai 2-Day Itinerary

Shanghai two-day tour, how to arrange more reasonable? This article recommends the best itineraries for your 2-day trip to Shanghai.

Shanghai 3-Day Itinerary

What are the best places to visit for 3 days Shanghai itinerary? This article recommends the best places to visit for a three-day trip.

Special Shanghai Itineraries

City of Shanghai Walking Tour

Walking tour is popular with travelers. We offer classic walking tours, each with its own character.

FAQ About Shanghai Itineraries

How many days to spend in Shanghai?

It's hard to decide how long to stay in China's biggest city, especially with so many things to do. The best days to spend in Shanghai is 3-5 days, and you will have enough time to see the main tourist attractions. Of course, you can spend more days in Shanghai.

Is 3 days enough in Shanghai?

As someone who loves the city, you'll never have enough time to appreciate it. However, for first impressions, three days is enough.

Is 5 days enough in Shanghai?

The answer is yes. You can enjoy an unforgettable trip to Shanghai in five days. You have plenty of time to visit Shanghai's most popular tourist attractions.

Is 7 days in Shanghai too much?

Although 7 days seems too long for experiencing Shanghai. But keep in mind that the city is big and there's always something new to explore. If you're interested in in-depth experience, you may need more time.

Is 10 days in Shanghai too much?

For a first visit, 7-10 days is a great option. Especially if you plan to include day trips. If you have 10 days in Shanghai, you should have enough time to plan a trip to nearby cities, such as Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, etc.