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Day trip Shanghai to Hangzhou?

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Day trip Shanghai to Hangzhou?

First time visitors to China have a question. Have 3 1/2 days end of October in Shanghai (coming from Beijing) before we head to Chengdu. Is it feasible to do a day trip to Hangzhou or is it better to stay overnight??

Also, we decided to go to Suzhou (to sample one river city) on a day trip as well. Is this advisable with the time we have in Shanghai? Thank you so much for any input you can provide us.

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Sichuan, China
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Zhejiang, China
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1. Re: Day trip Shanghai to Hangzhou?

I myself will stay at least a night or 2 in hangzhou and you can fly to chengdu from hangzhou instead of backtracking

If you are coming down from beijing then you should fly to suzhou instead of shanghai or my favorite is to get the evening sleeper train.

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2. Re: Day trip Shanghai to Hangzhou?

GREAT ideas. Thank you.

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3. Re: Day trip Shanghai to Hangzhou?

It is pretty close to Shanghai so it is an easy day trip. While flying from Hangzhou may avoid backtracking to Shanghai, you may find that there are many more flights out of Shanghai and they are possibly cheaper too.

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4. Re: Day trip Shanghai to Hangzhou?

Good advice, also.

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