Beijing Itinerary 1 Day

This is a glimpse of what to see in 1 day in Beijing from Beijing itinerary 1 day created by our travel experts. These are the attractions one must visit while planning a 1 day trip to Beijing.

A Day in Beijing - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

The capital city of one of the world’s biggest countries, Beijing in China has a history dating back more than 3 millennia. The city’s unparalleled tryst with history and wealth is conspicuous, thanks to its massive palaces, gardens, and temples. Apart from a vast collection of cultural relics, the city has also displayed impeccable development through its many modern buildings. Then there is the soul-satisfying Chinese food too!

With only 24 hours in Beijing, here is how you can make the most of your day!

Is one day enough for Beijing?

Wondering whether one day is enough or not, to explore Beijing? Certainly not; but here's how you can make the most of it. Though Beijing is the place to be, suggesting attractions for 24 hours in Beijing could be a tough choice as there are many places than you can visit. You might get a glimpse of Beijing, but for a local slice, you of course need a lot more time. On this trip, we suggest you cover only 4-5 popular attractions of Beijing, spending time walking around and discovering the history, culture, and people.

What to pack for 1 day in Beijing vacation?

It can be worth having a petite backpack for Beijing day trip. More helpful things to pack for a day trip to Beijing:

  • Light jacket
  • Maps and Brochures
  • Snacks and Water Bottle
  • Camera with batteries

How much money do you need for 1 day in Beijing?

The average daily price for traveling in Beijing is USD 93. The average price of food for one day is USD 12.59. The average price of a hotel for a couple is USD 154.

How to spend 1 day in Beijing?

Start your ‘One day in Beijing’ itinerary, by first visiting what is probably the most famous attractions in Beijing – the Tiananmen Square. Also known as the "Gate of Heavenly Peace," this square separates the Forbidden City from the rest of the city. Next make a quick stop at the Great Hall of the People and National Museum before heading to the Chairman Mao's Mausoleum. After a quick tour of the insides, head to the Forbidden City. Beijing's main attraction, this massive imperial palace has been home to the emperors in Ming and Qing Dynasties. Be prepared, this place is extremely crowded. The Wuying Dian to the west and Juanqin Zhai to the north has many sites worth visiting.

After a quick lunch of ‘baozi’ (steamed dumplings) and some nai cha, head to the Temple of Heaven. This temple was constructed in 1420 AD during the Ming Dynasty and is always bustling with many tourists. Later, take a subway to reach the Beihai Park. This more than a 1000-year-old imperial park features a huge lake and many green spaces.

In the evening, head to Sanlitun. A neighbourhood of Beijing known for its many bar streets and international stores. Here you can indulge in some retail therapy or sit down for a nice meal. After dinner, you can head to one of the karaoke bars before you call it a day.

Beijing travel tips to save time and money

Easy and handy Beijing guidelines for your one day trip in Beijing:

  • Don't try to fit in everything
  • Book a guided Beijing sightseeing tour
  • Start early, you will have more time to explore as well you can easily beat the crowds.
  • Don't leave your planning until the last minute

Where to stay for 1 day in Beijing?

Since you have only 24 hours in Beijing, you should make the most of it by staying around the city's top attractions. Although it might not be the best deal, you will save time as well money spent on commute. Whatever your budget is, you can easily find the cheap and budget friendly accommodations in Beijing for 1 day. Locals also offer cozy homestays with awesome food and they would guide you to plan your travel accordingly.

Best places to eat in Beijing if you've only 1 day:

Want to explore the sumptuous cuisine of this city? Then, visit the most popular restaurants for delicious food.

Local transportation in Beijing

If you want to explore the offbeat places in Beijing and know its every nook and corner, then hopping onto a metro/train or a local city bus will be a smart choice.

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