Day Trips from Shanghai

Discover unforgettable day trips from Shanghai! Explore nearby cities, ancient water towns, and breathtaking landscapes on guided excursions. Start your adventure today!

The Best Day Trips from Shanghai

Shanghai, the bustling metropolis known for its modern skyline and rich history, offers an array of experiences within its urban sprawl. However, the charm of this city isn't confined to its borders. For those looking to escape the city's hustle for a day, Happytripz presents a selection of delightful day trips that promise to enrich your travel experience.

Water Towns: Zhujiajiao and Qibao

Step back in time with a visit to the ancient water towns near Shanghai. Zhujiajiao, known as the "Venice of Shanghai," is a picturesque town with a history spanning over 1,700 years. Stroll along its cobblestone streets, cross ancient bridges, and glide down canals on traditional boats. Find it on the map and immerse yourself in its tranquil beauty.

Not far from the city center lies Qibao, another charming water town that offers a more accessible retreat. With its vibrant street food scene and quaint teahouses, Qibao is perfect for those looking to savor local flavors and culture.

  • Explore historic alleyways and bridges
  • Enjoy boat rides and local snacks
  • Experience traditional Chinese architecture

Nature Escapes: Chongming Island

For nature enthusiasts, Chongming Island, the third-largest island in China, is a breath of fresh air. This ecological haven boasts lush forests, organic farms, and bird sanctuaries. Learn more about Chongming Island and plan a day of cycling, bird-watching, or simply relaxing amidst nature's embrace.

Cultural Insights: Suzhou and Hangzhou

Suzhou, often hailed as the "Venice of the East," is renowned for its exquisite classical gardens, such as the Humble Administrator's Garden. A short train ride will transport you to this city of canals and culture. Meanwhile, Hangzhou, celebrated for its scenic West Lake, offers a blend of natural beauty and historical landmarks. Discover Hangzhou and its serene surroundings, perfect for a rejuvenating day trip.

With Happytripz, your day trips from Shanghai are not just excursions; they are journeys woven with the threads of local culture, history, and nature. Our expertly curated experiences ensure that every traveler finds their perfect escape. So, why wait? Embark on an unforgettable day trip and let Happytripz be your guide to the treasures that lie just beyond Shanghai's skyline.

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Cecilia Vaughn

The water town day trip was a peaceful escape from Shanghai's bustle. Loved the ancient architecture and tranquil canals.

Aidan Mercado

Had an amazing time exploring the countryside. The tour guide was knowledgeable and the scenery was breathtaking.

Adrianna Cross

The day trip to Suzhou was fantastic! The gardens are a must-see and the silk factory tour was incredibly interesting.

Anderson Schroeder

Zhujiajiao Water Town is a gem. The boat ride was serene and the local food was delicious. Highly recommend this day trip.

Adrianna Wyatt

The trip to Hangzhou was well-organized and the West Lake is simply stunning. A perfect blend of nature and culture.