Beijing attractions by days

Day 1 highlights

  1. Tiananmen Square (0.5 hour recommended time for a visit)
  2. Forbidden City (4-5 hours)
  3. National Museum of China (2-3 hours)
  4. Jingshan Park (1 hour)

Total time for a sightseeing without pauses: 7.5-9.5 hours
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Day 2 highlights

  1. The Great Wall of China (2-6 hours recommended time for a visit depending on section)
  2. Ming Tombs (1-2 hours)
  3. Olympic sites (0.5 hour)

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Day 3 highlights

  1. Temple of Heaven (2-3 hours recommended time for a visit)
  2. HutongsNanluogu Xiang Hutong (1 hour)
  3. Lama Temple (1 hour)
  4. Beijing Opera (1,5 hours)

Total time for a sightseeing without pauses and travel time: 5.5-6.5 hours
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Day 4 highlights

  1. Summer Palace (3-4 hours)
  2. 798 Art Zone (2-3 hours)

Total time for a sightseeing without pauses and travel time: 5-7 hours
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If you have only…
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