8 days in Suzhou & Shanghai Itinerary

8 days in Suzhou & Shanghai Itinerary

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Suzhou
— 3 nights
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Shanghai
— 4 nights
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Suzhou

— 3 nights

Venice of the East

One of the oldest settlements in the Yangtze basin, Suzhou remains a complex, labyrinthine set of old canal districts, World Heritage gardens, and sprawling modern developments.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Xitang Ancient Town and Shantang Street. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tongli Town and Humble Administrator's Garden. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Suzhou Museum, walk around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Lingering Garden.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Suzhou road trip app.

Jinan to Suzhou is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Shanghai

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Visiting Travel China Guide and Huangpu River will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Tian Zi Fang. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, shop like a local with Xintiandi, don't miss a visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Former French Concession.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Shanghai trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Suzhou to Shanghai by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Shanghai sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours
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