Shanghai Itinerary 2 Days

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Recent Itineraries for 2 Days in Shanghai

Here are the recent itineraries by tourists who have visited Shanghai. Stop wondering what to do for 2 days in Shanghai as these trip plans will help you decide easily. Select any of the customised itineraries and modify it according to your preference to have a great weekend in Shanghai.

2 Days in Shanghai - Perfect Weekend Guide

You hear Shanghai and the first thought to strike your mind are skyscrapers that shape the city’s skyline. But, Shanghai has so much more to it. While flaunting the world’s second largest building, it also serves as the home of ancient temples that house large Buddha sculptures. It has plenty of dining options that offer delicious Chinese food. Visit the city’s world-class museums and you will be left awestruck. If you are planning to spend 2 days in Shanghai, then honestly, you have very limited time. To be able to explore the city as much as possible, you will have to rush through a little. Take a look at the itinerary below and you will get an idea about how to make the most of your limited time in Shanghai.

How to spend 2 days in Shanghai?

Day 1 in Shanghai

Start off your first day in Shanghai by visiting People’s Square. This huge square in the city is surrounded by many important buildings like municipality government headquarters, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Grand Theater, Shanghai Art Museum, and many more. Make your first stop of the day at Shanghai Museum. With 10 galleries and an extensive collection of 120,000 exhibits, this museum of Chinese art should be included in your Shanghai itinerary of 2 days. Then head towards yet another museum called Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center. If you wish to know about the city’s urban planning and development then this the best place to be. Through the centerpiece of the exhibition, you can see the existing and approved buildings in Shanghai. The interactive exhibits placed in the museum will certainly leave you awestruck. Then have a scrumptious authentic lunch at one of the fine restaurants in Shanghai. After lunch, you must head towards the Nanjing Lu Pedestrian Mall which boasts to be the number one shopping streets of China. It is lined with many local stores as well as modern shopping centers. You will certainly feel tempted to go on a shopping spree here. While you may spend the remaining time of the day here, it is recommended that you head towards The Bund. Stroll along this famous street in Shanghai and be awed by the display of spectacular architecture. It is also lined with many fine restaurants and bars where you can have a delicious dinner to end the day on a right note.

Day 2 in Shanghai

Your second day in Shanghai will be a super hectic day of wandering. First visit the Jade Buddha Temple which is famous in Shanghai for the huge ornate Buddha sculptures. The beautiful temple dates back to 1882. Then hire a cab and head towards the Shanghai World Financial Center. This is a 121 story building and is the tallest structure in Shanghai. It has three observations deck from where you are treated to breathtaking vistas of the city. If you wish, you may also visit the 88 story tall Jin Mao Tower which was the tallest building in city until Shanghai World Financial Center was erected. You may then enjoy a cruise to access the water of river Huangpu. Have a quick lunch and then make your way towards Xintiandi which offers a chance to shop again in Shanghai. If you wish to skip this, then head towards The French Concessions. This is the most beautiful neighborhood in Shanghai and is best explored on foot. As you wander in the neighborhood, you will come across pretty avenues, colonial mansions, and lush green gardens. To end your 48 hours in Shanghai on a high note, you must visit a club or bar and taste the nightlife of the city. A jazz bar is also a pretty attractive option.

With this ideal 2 days Shanghai itinerary at hand, be sure that you will have a great time in this ultra-modern city.

Tours and Activities in Shanghai for 2 Days

Booking tours and tickets for popular attractions saves a lot of your time spent in a queue. Below are some of the tours and tickets recommended for 2 days in Shanghai

Best Hotels in Shanghai for 2 Day Trip

These are some of the hotels added in the past by our travelers to their Shanghai itinerary 2 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

Looking for Longer Itineraries in Shanghai

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