How to Visit Beijing in 8 Days

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Plan your Beijing tour? Beijing has lots to offer. Though 2 or 3 full days are enough for you to grab the highlights of Beijing, more days are needed to have a better feel of the historical and modern city of Beijing.

Today we receive an enquiry from a client named Mrs.Vered. We are amazed by her clear and detailed description for what they want for their 8-day trip to Beijing. Empowered by internet, a layman could possibly become a destination expert in a relatively short time!

We are much pleased to post her 8-day travel plan with slight modification for future visitors to share, and followed by my own version of Beijing 8 day travel arrangement ( day by day ) per their travel plan.


Hello Tour Beijing,

My husband and me are considering to come for a visit in Beijing in mid November for 8 days. We read in your web site about the main attractions and listed them below.

We would like also to get out of the city and see some nature (my husband is a botanist), this can be connected with the great wall walk and with the Cuandixia Village visit.

Can you please go through this list and let us know if it’s good for 8 days or whether we have missed any interesting attraction (by the way, we don’t like the opera and theater shows….) and prepare for us a 8 days schedule including a quote (no hotels) . In general, we prefer to have a car with a driver and English speaking tour guide.

Major attractions
Forbidden City (imperial garden, watches museum, jewelry room)
Tiananmen Square
The National Museum
Capital Museum
Summer Palace
Temple of Heaven
Lama Temple – Yonghegong + Confucius Temple
hutong is Nanluoguxiang or in the Gulou
Bell tower + drum tower
Jingshan Park – Imperial garden.
Beihai Park
Beijing National Grand Theatre (just to see the building)
798 Space

Out of the city
Great Wall – Mutianyu + Ming Tombs
Cuandixia Village

Wangfujing Street
(Wangfujing Night Market)
Silk Market

Liulichang Antique Street
Panjiayuan Flea Market

Best Regards



Based on Mrs.Vered’s travel plan, I tailor-make a day-by-day travel plan for the 8 Day Beijing Tour Package below:

Day 01: Arrival at Beijing and transferred to the hotel in Beijing. Free for the rest of the day and recover from possible jet lag.
Day 02: Panjiayuan Flea Market ( 1 hour), Tiananmen Square (30 minutes), Beijing National Grand Theatre (10 minutes, The National Museum ( 2 hours ), Temple of Heaven ( 2 hours )
Day 03: Forbidden City (including watches museum, jewelry room) 3-4 hours, Jingshan Park ( 1 hour)., Beihai Park ( 1 hpur), Wangfujing Night Market ( 1-2 hours)
Day 04: Geat Wall – Mutianyu + Ming Tombs ( underground palace), Silk Market
Day 05: Lama Temple – Yonghegong + Confucius Temple, hutong is Nanluoguxiang or in the Gulou, Bell tower + drum tower, visit 798 Space
Day 06: Cuandixia Village, Liulichang Antique Street.
Day 07: Summer Palace (2 hours) and Capital Museum ( 2 hours )
Day 08: Leave Beijing

Any questions, just drop a  line.


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 guided tours to Beijing:For Beijing airport layover tours, please check out Beijing layover tours.

Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P 
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p

Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

Further Readings

Forbidden City Travel Tips – The Palace Museum Travel Tips
Tips for Visiting Tiananmen Square
Tips for Visiting the Temple of Heaven
Tips for visiting Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs in Beijing
How to visit Beihai Park Beijing
How to visit Bird’s Nest and Water Cube
How to visit CCTV Tower in Beijing
How to Visit National Grand Theatre in Beijing
How to visit Shichahai


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4 Responses to “How to Visit Beijing in 8 Days”

  1. hi I am going to Beijing 8 day , Beijing 8 days tour package I like to know how much will be the rate $$$$for this 8 day with hotel # starts thank lol

  2. Daniel says:

    Hi Eduardo Labra,

    Thanks for your enquiry! One of our staff members will contact you for the details. Thanks!

  3. Alken D. Roque says:

    Hi I wish to verify how much is this packaged tour, I will be arriving in Beijing on October 18, 2018 and departs on October 26, 2018. If you could give me a price list on this and where to stay at, I will appreciate it very much. Thanks

  4. Daniel says:

    Dear Alken D. Roque,

    Thanks for your inquiry! But this is just a suggested tour plan. For single travelers, please check out the link below:

    Beijing group tour:

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