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Two Days in Shanghai – What To Do, What To See

This articles provides informations for 2 days in Shanghai, find what to do in Shanghai, hotels in Shanghai and how to get around Shanghai on a budget.


If you travel for two days in Shanghai, here you will find what to do and what to see for a two-day visit on a budget. Shanghai is an international metropolis; the largest city by population of the People’s Republic of China.

Tip: download the free TripAdvisor Shanghai City Guide, which does not require WiFi to work. Great tool to navigate in the city, including metro and city maps.

Shanghai Shopping, also an activity in the city

Shanghai Shopping, also an activity in the city


What To Do and What To See: Activities in Shanghai (most of these are free!):

The Night Bazaar by the Yu Yuan Garden

The Night Bazaar by the Yu Yuan Garden

Hostels in Shanghai/ Budget Accomodation in Shanghai

  • Le Tour Traveler’s Rest Youth Hostel – though much more expensive than expected ($38 for a double room, $13 for a dorm bed), it is well located and near a metro station. The rooms are clean with en suite bathroom and Wifi. There is a rooftop bar and a pool table near the lobby. Nice two-day stay.
  • Shanghai Le Tour Bailan – cheaper option ($25 for a double room), near metro station but further out.
  • Genting Star Shanghai – a bit far from city activities, travel time to be taken into consideration if you only have two days in the city. $16 for a private room for two.
The Shanghai Museum

The Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Local Transportation/How to Get Around Shanghai:

  • Metro is the easiest way to get around in Shanghai. it also serves Pudong & Hongqiao International Airports. Ride fares and daily/three-day passes fares can be found here. The metro ends at 11pm so be ready to hail a taxi or walk home should you be out after that time.


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4 Responses

  1. Kieran Maynard says:

    I lived in Shanghai for a year. There is also a large park where the Yangzi River meets the ocean. It’s called Paotaiwan Wetland Forest Park, and it’s free! It’s near Shuichan Lu subway station on Line 3.


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