Itenerary Suggestion: Shanghai 4 Days 3 Nights

Here’s an itinerary example for a 4-day 3-night stay in Shanghai. It covers the iconic attractions, the modern face of Shanghai and traditional Shanghai, plus, shopping.



Day 1

  1. Shanghai World Financial Centre
  2. Wander past the towers Jin Mao and the new Shanghai Tower
  3. Dongcheng Road Wharf and ferry to the Bund (金陵东路)
  4. Stroll north along the Bund
  5. Nighttime stroll and shopping along Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street


Day 2

  1. Shanghai Urban Planning Museum & People’s Square
  2. Jing’an Temple
  3. Xintiandi & The French Concession
  4. Foot Massage
  5. Shopping at Huaihai Middle Road


Day 3

  1. Shanghai Confucian Temple
  2. Yuyuan Garden & City of God Temple
  3. Science and Technology Museum
  4. Nighttime Huangpu River Cruise


Day 4

  1. Zhujiajiao Water Town
  2. Traditional Chinese Massage
  3. Last Minute Shopping
  4. Ride the fastest train in the world, the Maglev (if you are departing via Pudong Airport)


The main mode of transport used throughout the trip is the Shanghai Metro and in particular line 2. For hotels, you could choose from my hand-picked list of Five Star hotels in Shanghai or from hotels along Nanjing Road. Being close to a metro station on line 2 will certainly make things more convenient.