Most travelers start or end their China journey from Shanghai but have no idea what to do when they’re facing a bewildering choice of travel options – the big metropolitan has so much to see that one could easily feel overwhelmed.
Generally, 2 days are enough for a Shanghai city tour which normally includes visits to landmarks like the Bund, the flourishing Nanjing Road, the Jinao Tower, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the peaceful Yu Garden, the Yuyuan Bazaar, Tianzifang and perhaps the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, etc. If you’re travelling with kids, take your family to Shanghai Zoo, where you will see up close various animals including the national treasure giant pandas. A side trip to Zhujiajiao Water Town will take you to savor peacefulness. And if you have more time, extend your tour to nearby cities of Suzhou and Hangzhou, both of which are hailed as "Heaven on Earth" and totally different from Shanghai. If you want to dig up the heart of Shanghai and explore the backstreets, a sidecar tour would be a good choice.
Going through the tour ideas below will provide you with options for your visit and help you plan an ideal itinerary: