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How to visit Beijing within one day ?


Beijing is a huge city with abundant Chinese culture. There are more than 200 tourism attractions can be visited in Beijing. There is 8 to 9 hours in the one day visiting of Beijing.  

It needs some skill to find the best solution to plan a Beijing one day tour. The following Article was writen by Jasper based on tourism experience since 1999.


Information Index of Visiting Beijing Within One Day

  • Attractions and tour route suggestion for Beijing visiting within 1 day
  • How to visit Great Wall of Beijing within one day ?
  • The popular itinerary to visit Beijing within one day
  • How to visit Beijing within one day if this is my first trip to Beijing ?
  • How to visit Beijing within 1 day if this is the second trip to Beijing ?
  • I visited Beijing many times, how should i arrange my noe day trip to Beijing ?
  • I travel alone, how to visit Beijing with one day?
  • My family have 1 day time in Beijing, to to arrange one day tour for us ?
  • How to arrange a one day Beijing visiting for company ?
  • How to visit Beijing from Xingang Port with one day ?
  • How to visit Beijing from Airport within one day?
  • How to visit Forbidden City within one day?
  • How to visit Badaling Great Wall within 1 day?
  • Performance for one day Beijing visiting




    Top Attractions and Tour Routes to Visit Beijing Within One Day

    When there is only one day time to do sightseeing, most travelers visit Great Wall and a popular attraction in downtown Beijing.   The most popular attractions covers Badaling Great Wall,  Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs,  Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and Beijing Hutong.

    When travelers need private tour,   the one day private visiting of Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and Mutianyu Great Wall is suggested.  If you prefer to have a good lunch, we suggest you to visit Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City on the morning.   Then have lunch in downton Beijing.  Travelers have more time on the Great Wall in the afternoon. 

    1 day Beijing visit of Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace is suggested when travelers prefer to see natural scenery of Beijing.  The visiting of Summer Palace and Mutianyu Great Wall is longer than a normal one day trip.

    Part travelers prefer to join in a daily departure tour coach to visit Beijing within one day.  Then we suggest the join in bus tour to Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs, which is the top sales products based on Mutianyu Great Wall.    

    If travelers do not like shopping stop, one day no-shopping hiking trip to Mutainyu Great Wall is suggested.   This one day visiting to Great Wall is also welcomed by travelers. Travelers have 3 hours time on the Mutianyu Great Wall.

    Join in 1 day bus tour of Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace is suggested for the visiting of downtown Beijing within one day.



  • Which part of Great Wall should i choose when i visit Beijing within one day?

    Beijing Bus Tour PhotoThere are several sections of Great Wall can be visited start from Beijing. Beijingservice suggest you to visit Badaling Great Wall or Mutianyu Great Wall if you prefer to combine the Great Wall with another attractions.

    Visiting of Great Wall can be arranged on the morning, and the visiting of another attractions can be visited in the afternoon, or vice versa.

    Compared with Badaling Great Wall, Mutianyu Great Wall is not crowded. If you prefer to spend one day time on Great Wall, then we suggest you to visit Jinshanling Great Wall or Gubeikou Great Wall. These two sections of Great Wall is a bit far from downtown, around 160 km. But the scenery and the wall worth the time spend on the way.

    Jinshanling Geat Wall offers unique style of wall, which is the favorite place for photographers. Most photographers prefer to stay one night in a hotel under Jinshanling Great Wall, which is helpful to take photo during sunsetting or sun rising. Gubeikou Great Wall is famous for its original condition after its initially built hundreds years ago.

    There are many other sections of Great Wall, such as Juyonguan, Shuiguan, Huanghuacheng, Simatai, etc. But compared with above sections, these sections can be passed, unless you had visited above part of Great Wall in the past.



    Most travelers visit Beijing within one day based on the following itinerary.
    Be met from hotel on the morning at 08:30 to 09:00 am.
    Drive to visit on attraction on the morning. After lunch, drive to visit another attractions.
    Be transfered back to hotel after the one day visit.
    Small part of travelers add evening activity after dinner.



    How to visit Beijing within one day if this is my first trip to Beijing ?

    Top attractions of Beijing are suggested for first visiting of Beijing. Most Beijing popular attractions are included in Beijing classic tours.

    Travelers may choose the one day tour from the page. If you prefer to see more natural scenery, we suggest you take a private day tour of Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace.

    Private one day tour of Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Badaling Great Wall is suggested if you prefer to see the ancient Chinese building and imperial culture.

    Please read some articles about Beijing attractions or culture before your first visit of this city. This is helpful to get a deep touch with the city culture.

    And please make clear the temperature of Beijing and then pack your luggage based on the temperature. There was several clients reach Beijing airport with shirt and pants in January. Tour guide have to lead travelers to market for buying thick coat.



    How to visit Beijing within one day if this is the second trip to Beijing ?

    Considering travelers already visit part of top attractions of Beijing, the rest part of the top attractions will be combined into another one day visiting routes. Please communicate with tour advisor to decide which attractions to be included before making reservation.

    It is also possible to communicate with tour advisor to include some unique attraction, such as theme park, culture relics, etc.



    I visited Beijing many times, how should i arrange my one day trip to Beijing ?

    After visiting Beijing several times, travelers already visited all top attractions of the city. Some unique and interesting attractions should be arranged in your Beijing visiting routes.

    Beijingservice team designed many Beijing unique tour products. Regular may look at the page to find some unique Beijing tour products.



    I travel alone, how to visit Beijing with 1 day?

    There are many travelers visit Beijing alone. Part travelers prefer to visit Beijing with a 1 day private Beijing tour to include private vehicle, driver, guide, admission fee and lunch. There is enough flexibility on the tour, such as the pick up time, visiting speed, choice of restaurant and even dishes. Part of travelers prefer to join in a group tour to visit Beijing, to share the vehicle, driver and guide with other English speaking travelers. This is the inexpensive way to visit Beijing within one day.



    My family will visit Beijing in July, how to visit Beijing within 1 daytime?

    Most travelers need privacy when travel with Family or friends. We suggest family or friends to take a one day Beijing private tour if you prefer to visit Beijing within one day.

    There is possibility to have elders or child in the visiting of Beijing. Thus needs more flexibility on the tour. For example to have late pick up from hotel, slower the visiting speed for elders, or add interesting places in the itinerary for child. All these request makes the 'Beijing family tour' become the first choice.

    Travelers also can select some interesting places and send to tour advisor, then a family one day visiting itinerary will be sent to you.



    Our company have one day time for sightseeing after exhibition, how can we take sightseeing to Beijing within one day?

    Business travelers can be picked up from hotel or a location near exhibition center to start the one day sightseeing. Most business travelers visit only the top attractions of Beijing. Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City are suggested if most travelers never visit Beijing in the past. The lunch will be a simple one arranged in local restaurant.

    An evening performance is also possible to be arranged after the day time sightseeing, such as the Acrobatic Show at Tiandi Theater or Chaoyang Theater. It is a an performance around 1.5 hours. Travelers will be transferred back to hotel after the daytime sightseeing or evening performance.



    How to visit Beijing from Airport within 1 day?

    One day Beijing visiting from Airport is also called one day Beijing layover tour. The trip can be started from airport on the morning after arriving at Beijing International airport. Tour guide will catch a paper with travelers' name in the waiting hall. The visiting time is around 8 to 9 hours after being met from airport, which is possible to include 2 big attractions of Beijing. Such as the Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square is possible to be visited on the way because it is just located connected to Forbidden City.


    How to visit Beijing from Xingang Port with one day ?

    Visiting Beijing within one day from Xingang Port is possible after the complete of Jinjin Express Way. One attraction is suggested to be covered if travelers need to be transferred back to Xingang Port. Two attractions can be included if travelers plan to complete the tour in a hotel of downtown Beijing.

    Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City is suggested to be visited if this is your first trip to Beijing; or only visit Mutianyu Great Wall within the day visiting.

    The traffic is heavy between Xingang Port and Beijing. Please leave 3 hours for the single way transfer.



    How to visit Forbidden City Within One Day

    Some travelers prefer to spend one day time in Forbidden City to discover ancient Chinese culture and buildings. Part of photographers also need a whole day in Forbidden City.

    Forbidden City provides morning tickets and afternoon tickets, but there is no limitation on the length of visiting. So travelers may reserve morning tickets of Forbidden City and enter the attraction at the beginning of opening hour, around 08:30am. The whole day time of 08:30 to 17:00 can be used as visiting time.

    Forbidden City can only be entered from Wumen Gate, and exit from Shenwumen Gate.
    Travelers may visit the central axis from south to north till the Imperial Garden on the morning. This is a the classic visiting route of Forbidden. Most travelers take sightseeing only along the central axis. 

    The next step of visiting will be made along the west area of Forbidden City from north ( Imperial Garden ) to south till the Qianqing Gate.
    Walk from west area to east area of Forbidden City from Qianqing Gate.
    Visit East area of Forbidden City from south to north till the Imperial Garden.
    At last, exit Forbidden from Shenwu gate.

    Please prepare some food as lunch if you prefer to stay one day in Forbidden City.
    11:00-14:00 is rush hour, travelers may complete the visiting of central axis and find a quiet place in west area of Forbidden City to enjoy your lunch. There are many chairs for resting, travelers may sit for resting.

    An English speaking tour guide is very helpful, to present building and history information of this imperial palace. Another reason to have a tour guide is helping travelers not to got lost or exiting from wrong gate.
    Traveler is not permitted to walk back if went out from wrong gate.

    For young and strong travelers, we suggest to visit Ancestral Temple and Jingshan Park in the same day. Ancestral Temple is a quiet place with same building style of Forbidden City.
    Jingshan Park is a nice place to have a bird view of Forbidden City. Jingshan Park closed at around 20:00, which leave enough time for travelers to visit Jingshan Park after visiting of Forbidden City.



    How to visit Badaling Great Wall within one day ?

    Most travelers know that the Badaling Great Wall of Beijing is crowded. The north part of the Great Wall near Cable car is really very crowded, especially during the public holiday of China. Beijingservice suggest you an unique way to discover the Badaling Great Wall. After buying the tickets, please walk to the south section of the Great Wall. There are many travelers near the tickets office. Please walk further to the south, then you may find the travelers is fewer. There is fewer travelers when you walk further. The Great Wall on the south direction may cost you 3 to 6 hours.

    After the visiting of south wing, most travelers on the north side will be back to downtown. You may continue to visit the north side of Badaling Great Wall. With this visiting routes, traveler may enjoy the highlights of Badaling Great Wall within one day.



    How to visit Beijing within one day include a evening performance ?

    It is possible to add a evening performance on a private one day tour of Beijing.  Travelers can transferred to theater directly after daytime sightseeing.