Shanghai is one of the most vibrant, cosmopolitan cities China has to offer. It is so wealthy in diversity and cultural experiences that it can be tough to sift through the best options. In the last decade, Shanghai has turned into one of the most modern and futuristic cities in the world, but it has kept its ancient roots near and dear to its heart and has turned into a city that literally has something for everyone.
This 3-day itinerary combines traditional Chinese attractions and food options along with the more modern experiences Shanghai has to offer. From stunning traditional sites like Jing'An Temple and Yu Gardens, to glossy modern museums and skyscrapers like the Shanghai Financial Tower, to quaint historical sites like Xintiandi and Tianzifang, this guide covers it all. Additionally, this itinerary is jam-packed with restaurant recommendations, special museum exhibits, and nightlife options.
In this itinerary, you are provided all the information you need to feel comfortable in Shanghai. Inside, you'll find the best ways to get around, which scams to be aware of, common Mandarin phrases, as well as cultural practices and tips for extra sites beyond Shanghai.
This guide strives to make the most of the thriving metropolis that is Shanghai and is structured to be flexible for those who have more interest in one site over another. In three short days, you'll be able to experience the history, art, food, and nightlife of Shanghai. Enjoy!