Shanghai Itinerary 1 Day

Explore the best places to visit in 1 day in Shanghai using this travel itinerary which takes you through the top attractions in the city.

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A Day in Shanghai - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

Whether you're in Shanghai just for a day with your friends, a day off on a business trip, or first timer backpacking on a solo trip and you've always wanted to go to Shanghai, you can still explore this city of China and get a feel for its culture and history.

Is one day enough for Shanghai?

Wondering whether one day is enough or not, to explore Shanghai? Certainly not; but here's how you can make the most of it. Though Shanghai is the place to be, suggesting attractions for 24 hours in Shanghai could be a tough choice as there are many places than you can visit. You might get a glimpse of Shanghai, 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 Shanghai, spending time walking around and discovering the history, culture, and people.

What to pack for 1 day in Shanghai vacation?

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

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

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

The average daily price for traveling in Shanghai is USD 77. The average price of food for one day is USD 15.76. The average price of a hotel for a couple is USD 120.

How to spend 1 day in Shanghai?

The best way to explore Shanghai in 1 day is to visit the best Shanghai attractions and avoid the crowd whenever possible. This Shanghai itinerary of 1 day takes you to the landmark spots like Nanjing Road, The Bund, The Peoples Square. Along with a mist-trix of must-see attractions, outdoor activities and few family and kid’s activities like a visit to Xintiandi, you will have a splendid time on your one day trip to Shanghai for sure.

Shanghai travel tips to save time and money

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

  • Don't try to fit in everything
  • Book a guided Shanghai 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 Shanghai?

Since you have only 24 hours in Shanghai, 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 Shanghai 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 Shanghai 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 Shanghai

If you want to explore the offbeat places in Shanghai 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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