How to Visit Beijing in Two Days

If you have two full days for sightseeing in Beijing, here is the quick guide to your tour arrangement.

For the first day tour plan, please check out my previous article “How to Visit Beijing in One Day ” for detailed travel information.

For the second day, we suggest you have a full day excursion to the most beautiful sections of the Great Wall – Mutianyu Great Wall  and the mysterious Dingling  (one of the 13 imperial tombs in Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644).

1. Mutianyu Great Wall

Hiking the Great Wall of China is one of not-missed activities for the first-time tourists coming to Beijing China. Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the most beautiful sections of the Great Wall around Beijing.

Mutianyu Great Wall in Autumn

Taking a taxi to Mutianyu Great Wall from downtown Beijing costs you around RMB 500. If you are price sensitive, you may go to the Dongzhimen Bus Station for one and half hour bus ride to Huairou District, then connect a local small bus or taxi to Mutianyu Great Wall.

Related articles about Mutianyu Great Wall:
1) How to go to Mutianyu Great Wall by Bus?
2) Visit Mutianyu Great Wall in Autumn.
3) Hike from Jiankou Great Wall to Mutianyu Great Wall

2. Ming Tombs

Though listed as the site of UNESCO world cultural heritage, it is always controversial whether Ming Tombs should be included or not in travel plan when people make their maiden trips to Beijing.

My suggestion is that, if you do have extra 2-3 hour during your stay in Beijing, visiting Ming Tombs is quite worthwhile though there still many travelers don’t choose Ming Toms on their first time visit in Beijing.

Check out How to Visit Ming Tombs for more information.

The stela in the tower at Dingling.

The fact is that everyday there are a great number of traveler coming to the Ming Tombs to explore the stories and artifacts behind these imperial tombs.

Only one of the 13 Ming Tombs has been excavated. It is formally named “Dingling” and nicknamed “Underground Palace”. Another Tomb often visited is called Changling, not far from Dinging.

The Dingling (underground palace) and Changling are located in Changping District, 50km north of Beijing downtown.

Tip: Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Beijing guided tours:

Beijing Day Tour
Beijing Tour Packages
Beijing Winter Tour
Beijing Autumn Tour
Great Wall Tour
Car Rental in Beijing
Beijing Tours
China City Tours
China Tour

Further Readings

Best Time to Visit Beijing
How to plan a trip to Beijing

Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Walking Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Gui Jie ( Ghost Street) Food Street

Any questions, just drop a line.

2 thoughts on “How to Visit Beijing in Two Days

  1. hi,im mr.chuah from malaysia ,planning to visit beizing ,on 15.04.2020 can u qoute me beizing 2days tour for 2person..tq


    Happy Chinese new year!

    As for the Beijing two day tours for two person, please check out the links below to find out the tours you’d like to take:

    1. Beijing day tours:

    2. Beijing tour packages:

    3. Beijing group tour:

    If all the tours above are not what you are expecting. Please email us at [email protected] and one of our trip advisors will contact you for a tailor-made tour per your specific request.

    Look much forward to your reply!

    Kind regards,

    Tour Beijing

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