Shanghai attractions by days

Day 1 highlights

  1. Jade Buddha Temple (1.5 hour; optional)
  2. Nanjing Road (1-2 hours)
  3. The Bund (1-2 hours)
  4. Pudong walking tour (1- 2 hours)
  5. Shanghai World Financial Center (1.5 hour)

Total time for a sightseeing without pauses: 6-9 hours
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Day 2 highlights

  1. People’s Square and People’s Park (1 hour)
  2. Shanghai Museum (3-5 hours)
  3. Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center (1 hour)
  4. Shanghai Circus World (19:30-21:10)

Total time for a sightseeing without pauses: 7-9 hours
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Day 3 highlights

  1. Shanghai Old Town and Old Street (2 hours)
  2. Yuyuan Garden and Bazaar (1-2 hours)
  3. Old French Concession (3-4 hours)
  4. Huangpu River Cruise (1 hour)

Total time for a sightseeing without pauses: 7-9 hours
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If you have only…
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