The best day trips, weekend getaways and short breaks from Shanghai

The best short breaks in and around Shanghai for when you want to get away

Get out of Shanghai with Time Out’s guide to fantastic day trips, short breaks and weekend getaways, including alternative guides to Moganshan, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Nanjing, plus a range of off the beaten path and tourist-free destinations in Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangsu and beyond

The best Shanghai getaways

The best weekend getaways from Shanghai
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The best weekend getaways from Shanghai

Escape the concrete jungle with these weekend trips that are perfect for outdoor explorers, swank...

Weekend getaways from Shanghai

Amanfayun retreat
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Amanfayun retreat

A getaway to the islands of Qiandaohu
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A getaway to the islands of Qiandaohu

Zhujiajiao, but not as you know it
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Zhujiajiao, but not as you know it

Escape to Chongming
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Escape to Chongming

Unwind at Fuchun Kosa resort
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Unwind at Fuchun Kosa resort

Trek Wuyuan's wilderness
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Trek Wuyuan's wilderness

Seafood and sand in Shenjiamen
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Seafood and sand in Shenjiamen

Relax beside Dongqian Lake
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Relax beside Dongqian Lake

Historic gardens in Yangzhou
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Historic gardens in Yangzhou

Day trips in and around Shanghai

See Xinchang Ancient Town
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See Xinchang Ancient Town

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Top things outside line 4

Eat hairy crab at the source
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Eat hairy crab at the source

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The bridges of Taishun county
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The bridges of Taishun county

Weekender's guide to Nanxi
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Weekender's guide to Nanxi

China's most eastern point
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China's most eastern point

Weekend in Huzhou
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Weekend in Huzhou

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Tour the 'cradle of the revolution' in Yanan
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Tour the 'cradle of the revolution' in Yanan

Kaiping's historic architecture
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Kaiping's historic architecture

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