6 Days 5 Nights Itinerary in Shanghai with your squad (with Shanghai Disneyland and Happy Valley)

First of all, I am so sorry I cannot share a lot of photos and “how to” details since I lost of my Shanghai trip photos a few months ago 😢. Tho, I did my best to ask for photos from one of my best friends, Yan, and my friends, Kenrick and Enzo, who were both with me during the trip!! Most of the photos came from them! Thank you, again!

We had a total of 6 Days and 5 Nights in Shanghai. We weren’t able to do much during the first day since our flight was actually at night.

For our itinerary and “how to go” of the places we went to, scroll down below (it’s at the end of this post) 💖 I’ll try to give a more detailed directions when I go back to Shanghai

(ps. I went back to Shanghai this 2018 and was able to make a detailed step by step guide on how to buy train tickets! read me if you’re interested)

!! PS. YOU NEED A CHINA VISA IF YOU WILL VISIT SHANGHAI! Golden Chariot Tour and Travel Planner Inc. always helps me whenever I need to apply for a visa.

Day 1 

  • fly from MNL to Shanghai 

Our flight was at 8:40 pm and our arrival time was at 12:00 am the next day.

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part 1 of the squad arrived!! (blurry pic tho)

Day 2

  • East Nanjing Road
  • Xintiandi

We actually left late during this day since we settled down in our Airbnb (which I will not recommend for you to stay in) at around 4am? Everyone decided to have a chill day that day since we were all tired from our flight.

East Nanjing Road

Nanjing road is huge and there is a West and an East station. We decided to explore  East Nanjing Road. We just walked around the area, take a peek inside the M&M store and eat a lot of skewers from the Chicken Steak stall. After a few hours roaming around, we decided to head down to Xintiandi since it was already late.

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M&M store!

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SHOULD NOT SKIP ON THIS STALL
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OUR FAVE DUCK AND LAMB SKEWERS

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their chicken chops is also TO DIE FOR! (the chicken chops comes with FREE ice tea)

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Xintiandi

This place is perfect for those who want to take A LOT of Instagram photos and to those who loves to drink.

Best come here before sunset so that you can take photos with natural lighting. After my everyone took (endless) photos we decided to walk around. During that time we spotted Estado Puro because of their sign “happy hour 50% off drinks”. Las tapas by Paco Roncero has THE BEST SANGRIA ever! I’m not gonna lie!! We ordered I think 7 glasses of Sangria (can’t choose which is better between both “flavors” that they offered because both were so good!)

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inside Estado Puro
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we got some sliders because we were hungryy (even if we ate a lot of skewers before heading here)

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East Nanjing Road (again)

We only ordered and ate a few food in Estado Puro (they were a little bit pricy) so most of us were hungry. Since we didn’t want to spend so much on food, we decided to head back to East Nanjing Road and find the Chicken Steak stall. We ordered a lot of duck, lamb skewers and chicken chops. (You shouldn’t miss this stall if you’re in Shanghai).

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lol spot the hungry me waiting for them to give us our food!!

all photos taken using an iPhone

Day 3

  • Shanghai Disneyland
    (Regine’s tip: visit after Chinese New Year and on a weekday)

I already know that the best time to visit China is after Chinese New Year so when we arrived in Disneyland I was glad that there were barely any people! We were so happy since we didn’t want to be in a huge crowd.

The first ride we went to was (obviously) Tron and IT WAS CRAZY! Definitely an addition to my favorite rides in Disneyland.

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hooray for no lines!

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ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS GOT ENGAGED!! some of us already knew that this will happen hihi (I was so happy!)
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why this Shanghai trip was memorable for all of us!

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en route to Tron!

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how you ride it!
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sneak peek inside!

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definitely a MUST RIDE

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BEST LUNCH EVER
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Met Kylo Ren! (he spoke in Mandarin lol)

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famous Alice in Wonderland maze!

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perfect place for taking couple photos!
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or even solo photos!

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ONE OF THE “MUST” RIDE IN SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND!!!

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10/10 would want to go back to Shanghai Disneyland

all photos taken using an iPhone and Enzo’s camera

Day 4

  • Happy Valley
  • Jia Jia Tang Bao
  • Yang’s Dumplings

Happy Valley

I heard that this theme park lost it’s “spark” after Disneyland opened in Shanghai. Nonetheless, my friends and I still pushed to come here since majority of us are adrenaline junkies! We weren’t able to get the adrenaline rush we needed from the rides in Disneyland (let’s face it the rides are really made for kids).

The park was (sadly) deserted in a way. There wasn’t a lot of people when we arrived but WE WERE HAPPY since it felt like the whole park was “closed” just for us!

The rides definitely did not disappoint!! We were glad that we decided to come here.

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you have to cross the bridge to get to the free bus shuttle (warning: you will be greeted by creepy mascots)
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WE ALL FREAKED OUT
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free bus shuttle!

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deserted theme park but hooray for no long lines

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all the girls bought matching cat ears

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KFC for lunch! (try their egg tart!!)
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the theme park WAS ALSO PERFECT FOR TAKING PHOTOS

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rode and conquered this!
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adrenaline junkie crew

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all photos taken using an iPhone

Jia Jia Tang Bao and Yang’s Dumplings

We decided to try two different kinds of xiao long bao for dinner ❤️️

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how the street looks like
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Jia Jia Tang Bao (we tried a lot of variety of xiao long bao)
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Yang’s Dumplings (fried dumplings)

all photos taken using an iPhone

Day 5

  • The Bund
  • East Nanjing Road (again pt 2)
  • M1NT

The Bund

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you can see the TV tower from here!

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The Bund is famous for it’s European architecture
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also a perfect place to take photos!

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East Nanjing Road (again)

The Bund is near East Nanjing Road so we decided to visit one of their malls to have lunch there!

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looking for a place to eat
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everyone decided to eat in a Korean restaurant – Andong Zzimdak

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while the couple decided to eat in Bistro Bianco (Hello Kitty themed restaurant)

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M1NT (club in Shanghai)

There were a lot of clubs that we wanted to visit but after asking around for people’s suggestion, we decided to go to M1NT.

Supposedly you can enter M1NT without paying (from what I know) but when we decided to visit there was an “event” so we had to pay for our entrance ticket. The ticket costed around 100RMB but it has 2 free drinks included (the usual when you pay for entrance tickets).

One of our friend was also able to ask one of the owners/promoter to greet the couple who just got engaged!

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Day 6

  • Yu Yuan Bazaar
  • Xintiandi (again pt 2)
  • East Nanjing Road (again pt 3)
  • fly out from Shanghai to MNL

Yu Yuan Bazaar

We went here since I wanted my friends to try the different food that the place offered and the huge Xiao Long Bao (you have to use the straw to drink the soup inside).

The restaurant where we went to was Nanxiang Steamed Buns Restaurant (南翔饅頭店)

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we got pecking duck from one of the stalls outside since the queue for the restaurant was so long

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their shrimp balls WERE ALSO SO DELICIOUS

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Yan and I got stamps! (I only had my english name caved years ago so I bought one with my chinese name caved at the bottom)

Xintiandi (again)

We came back here just to drink their Sangria. Sadly they didn’t have the happy hour anymore since it was already the weekend when we went back.

The waiter remembered us and laughed as soon as he saw us and gave us our “old” seats (where we sat the first time we went there). We drank to our heart’s desire since it was already our last day.

East Nanjing Road (again)

We really wanted to maximize our last day so we went back to East Nanjing Road again just for the Chicken Steak stall (it was seriously good that we were really addicted to it).

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We had to hurry back to our Airbnb after satisfying our tummy because it was already late and some of our stuff was still not packed . Our flight was at 1 am that’s why we were able to maximize our last day in Shanghai.

📹 Yan made a video during our trip to Shanghai! Watch it belowww 👇

💚, R


Oct 2018 update:

1. Chicken Steak in East Nanjing is already closed (cue tears)

2. There are already 3 different prices to Shanghai Disneyland

3. I brought my parents to Shanghai so I was able to write more about some places in detail so click me if you want to know more.


During our trip, we mostly took the subway. You have to buy a ticket for every trip.

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How to go:

1. East Nanjing Road
Subway Line 2 or Line 10 and get off at East Nanjing Rd. Station

2. Xintiandi
a.) Take Subway Line 10 and get off at Xintiandi Station. Get out from Exit 6 to Madang Road
b.) Take Subway Line 13 and get off at Xin Tian Di Station

3. Shanghai Disneyland
Take Subway Line 11 and get off at Disneyland Park Station. Go out via Exit 2 or 4, and then follow the signpost to reach your destination
**Regine’s tip: buy your return ticket as soon as you arrive to avoid the crowd when it’s time for you to head back**

4. Happy Valley (we went here using option a)
a.) Take Subway Line 9 Sheshan Station. Cross the overpass and find the free shuttle bus in orange color to the park directly
b.) By Bus: take Songjiang no. 19 bus or Songchong Line and get off at Happy Valley Station.

5. The Bund
Subway Line 2 or Line 10 to East Nanjing Road Station

6. Bistro Bianco (Hello Kitty themed restaurant)
Address: Seventh Floor, Plaza 353, 353 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Henan Lu, Huangpu district
*East Nanjing Road station and take exit 3*

7. M1NT (we took a cab going here)
318 Fuzhou Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000

8. Yu Yuan Bazaar
Take Subway Line 10 and get off at Yuyuan Station. Leave from Exit 1

http://service.shmetro.com/en/ – I used this website to compute how much we would spend for our trips and train stops (in detail)

4 thoughts on “6 Days 5 Nights Itinerary in Shanghai with your squad (with Shanghai Disneyland and Happy Valley)

    1. Hello! For this post, I went to Shanghai towards the latter part of February. It was very cold 😊
      I also went back on the latter part of October this year and it was a bit warmer to the temperature during February

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