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

Get away to an idyllic Anhui retreat in Zhaji
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Get away to an idyllic Anhui retreat in Zhaji

Visit the beautifully restored Chawu for a break from the city

Hike Gongyu Bei near Linhai
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Hike Gongyu Bei near Linhai

Climb Gongyu Bei and visit Linhai for a weekend break from Shanghai

Le Passage Mohkan Shan
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Le Passage Mohkan Shan

Escape to this luxurious resort in the Zhejiang mountains

Pingshan getaway
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Pingshan getaway

An extraordinary 'restoration' project in the foothills of Huangshan

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

Stay the night in a water town
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Stay the night in a water town

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

Visiting Hello Kitty World in Zhejiang
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Visiting Hello Kitty World in Zhejiang

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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

More short breaks near Shanghai

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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Fighting the KMT in Yanan
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Fighting the KMT in Yanan

Tibet luxury travel
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Tibet luxury travel

Kaiping's historic architecture
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Kaiping's historic architecture

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