My fiance and I are planning to visit China next month (2 Mar - 12 Mar) and we are hoping someone might be able to assist us with our planning. We will be visiting Shanghai, Xian and Beijing.
Can you please have a look at our plans for Shanghai and let me know what you think? We enjoy sightseeing, local history, food, and are hoping to get the most out of this trip. If there are places you would recommend we visit that I have left out, please let us know. Or if you think that we have not got enough time OR too much time in a specific location etc., please let us know.
Oh, if you could recommend any restaurants (for breakfast, lunch or dinner), please let us know (Just a personal preference and no offence meant - please do not recommend any place that serves anything other than beef, pork, poultry, fish, vegan). Also if you can recommend a hotel, it would be great! Looking for a 3.5-4.5 star hotel comfort level and price range.
Day Start End Duration Activity
Wed 1520 1650 1.5hrs Flight (Xian - Beijing)
1900 2000 1hr Check-in Hotel
2000 2200 2hrs Local Area Walk & Dinner
Thurs 700 1030 3.5hrs Tiananmen Square (1)
1030 1700 6.5hrs Forbidden City (2)
1715 1830 1.25hrs Temple of Heaven
Fri Great Wall (Not sure where to go yet)
Sat Lama Temple
Shopping @ Liulichang
Ming City Wall
Sun ***No Plans Yet***
We would also like to see the following places. Do you think there is enough time on the Sunday or can we fit some in on other days? If we can't fit them all in, can you recommend which ones are MUST SEES?
Natural History Museum
White Cloud Temple
Your assistance in this is greatly appreciated! :-)