9 days in Nanjing, Shanghai & Xi'an Itinerary

9 days in Nanjing, Shanghai & Xi'an Itinerary

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9 days in Nanjing, Shanghai & Xi'an Itinerary

Start: Seoul
+3
Fly + Foot + Subway + Train:  6 h
1
Nanjing
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Shanghai
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
3
Xi'an
— 4 nights
Fly + Subway:  4 h 45 min
4
Nanjing
— Few hours
+3
Train + Subway + Foot + Fly:  6 h
End: Seoul

2
nights
Nanjing

Nanjing ©
Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing was the capital city of numerous dynasties over the ages.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Librairie Avant-Garde (Wutaishan), Niushoushan Forestal Park and Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan). Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Niushoushan Forestal Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling), then make a trip to Confucian Temple Area (Fuzi Miao), then steep yourself in history at The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): explore the activities along Xuanwu lake, see the interesting displays at Nanjing City Museum, and then look for gifts at Librairie Avant-Garde (Wutaishan).

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nanjing vacation planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Nanjing is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of subway, ferry, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Nanjing due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Shanghai.

Things to do in Nanjing

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Xuanwu lake ©
Xuanwu lake
Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling) ©
The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre ©

2
nights
Shanghai

Shanghai ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), Tian Zi Fang and Zhujiajiao Ancient Town. On the next day, stop by Tian Zi Fang, shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), then enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Nanjing to Shanghai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©

4
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes YuanJiaCun Village, Shu Yuan Men ( Ancient Culture Street) and Farmers' Caves. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, admire the local landmark of Dayan Pagoda Northern Square, contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and make a trip to Muslim Quarter.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Xi'an trip planner .

Getting from Shanghai to Xi'an by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in July, Xi'an is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nanjing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

few
hours
Nanjing

Nanjing ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll around Xuanwuhu Park, then contemplate the long history of Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall), and then stroll the grounds of Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nanjing online road trip planner .

Take a train from Shanghai to Nanjing in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and subway. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nanjing

Historic Sites Parks
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Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty ©
Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty
Xuanwuhu Park ©
Xuanwuhu Park
Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall) ©
Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall)

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