My 9D8N China Beijing Trip Itinerary (北京9D8N自由行行程表)

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Beijing Itinerary

My Beijing Itinerary – Top Things To Do & Best Food To Eat

Here is my itinerary for last year’s free and easy 9D8N couple’s city break at Beijing. Details and price available at “full review” link on most places visited. Read on for my Beijing Itinerary below:-

Day 1

1. Arrived at Beijing International Airport around midnight
2. Hotel arranged pickup and checked into Red Wall Garden Hotel (北京红墙花园精品酒店) – Full review click here.

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Our lovely boutique hotel

Day 2

1. Breakfast at hotel then walked to Tian An Men (天安门) and visited Zheng Yang Men (正阳门) – Full review click here.

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Tian An Men
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ZhengYang Men

2. Lunch at Xi He Ya Ju (羲和雅居) @ Ri Tan Park (日坛公园) – Full review click here.

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My favourite Peking Duck

3. Chilled out at our nice courtyard hotel

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The living area of the Red Wall Garden Hotel

4. Dinner at Crazy Chicken Wings (疯狂烤翅) @ Hou Hai (后海) – Full review click here.

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My favourite chicken wings

5. Drinks and Xinjiang flamingo live music at 31 Bars @ Hou Hai Hou Hai (后海)

Day 3

1. Forbidden City (紫禁城) – Full review click here.

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The Eentrance to the Forbidden City
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The one and only Forbidden City

2. Jing Shan Park (景山公园) – Full review click here.

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View of the Forbidden City from Jing Shan Park

3. Lunch at Hai Di Lao (海底捞) @ Wang Fu Jing (王府井) – My favourite steamboat place

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Spicy Ma La (麻辣) Soup and Mushroom Soup
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Some of the food we ordered for our steamboat

4. Chilled out at our nice courtyard hotel

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The courtyard of Red Wall Garden Hotel
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Our hotel for 5 nights

5. Dinner at Xinjiang Red Rose Restaurant (北京新疆红玫瑰餐厅) @ Sanlitun (三里屯) – Full review click here.

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Yummy lamb skewers

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Male belly dancer anymore?

Day 4

1. Mu Tian Yu Great Wall (慕田峪长城) – Full review click here.

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Mutianyu Great Wall Visitor Center
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Just a little bit of snow left…
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Selfie on the Great Wall
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Best way to ride down from the top of the mountain

2. Lunch at Yu Jia Ao (渔家傲) @ Mu Tian Yu (慕田峪) – Full review click here.

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Catching our lunch
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Yummy grilled rainbow trout

3. Massage at Bodhi Spa (菩提Spa) @ Sanlitun (三里屯)
4. Street noodle for dinner

Day 5

1. Whole day skiing at Nanshan Ski Village (南山滑雪场)

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I fell and broke my knee 🙁

2. Dinner at Yunnan Steamboat Restaurant (滇草香云南原生态汤火锅) at Sanlitun (三里屯)

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Day 6

1. Checked into New World Beijing (北京新世界酒店) @ Chongwenmen (崇文门) – Full review click here.

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Our nice modern room

2. Lunch at Mei Zhou Dongpo Restaurant @ Chongwenmen – Full review click here.

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3. Chilled out at our nice modern hotel

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Heated indoor swimming pool

4. Zha Jiang Mian (炸酱面) for dinner, a famous soy bean paste noodle in Beijing

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5. Drinks at our nice modern hotel’s rooftop bar

Day 7

1. 798 Art Zone (798艺术区) – Full review click here.

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2. Lunch at Najia Xiaoguan Restaurant (那家小馆) @ – Full review click here.

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More Peking duck

3. Kung Fu Legend Show at Red Theatre  (北京红剧场功夫传奇) – Full review click here.

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Kongfu Show anyone?

Day 8

1. Tian Tan also known as Temple of Heaven (天坛) – Full review click here.

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The beautiful temple of heaven

2. Lunch at Hong Yuan Nan Men Shuan Rou Restaurant (宏源南门涮肉) – Full review click here.

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Yummy steamboat

3. Shopping at Hou Hai (后海)
4. Dinner at Crazy Chicken Wings (疯狂烤翅) – Again!

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I love super spicy chicken wings

Day 9

1. Shopping at Pan Jia Yuan (潘家园) – largest antique flea market in Beijing

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Antique shopping

2. Lunch at Xi Bei You Mian Cun Restaurant (西贝莜面村) – Full review click here.

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Chinese hamburger

3. Packed and ready to go back to KL… I hope you’d enjoyed my Beijing Itinerary!

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19 comments

  1. Hi, how much in total you spend in 9D8N in Beijing? What is the temperature during the time you visit?

    1. Hi Jeff! About US$1.5k for 2 person for the ground transports, food and attractions admissions. Flights and hotels cost excluded. It was one of the warmest winters when we were there in Jan it was around 0 °C Celcius instead of below 0 °C.

    1. If you plan to do a lot of sightseeing, Spring and Autumn are probably best times to visit. Just remember to avoid the Chinese national holidays as all places in Beijing will be extremely crowded.

  2. Wooo, this is so informative.. Can i know how and where to book for the ground transport? How much it charge?
    E.g. to the Greatwall..

    1. Beijing is always crowded except for winter. You just gotta plan your trip well by going to those famous sites really early, such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. May and June should be okay but getting hotter into the summer.

  3. I am planning to go Beijing on coming May 2018. I am hesitating to go for Free & Easy or by Ground Tour. My concern, is it convenient to walk around by going free & easy? Please advise me as I know nothing on Beijing.

    1. Hi Den! Depending on your comfort level, if you don’t speak the language and might easily get overwhelmed by navigating, ground tour might be a better option for first timer.

  4. Hi, such an informative blog!
    Do you think beijing is conveneint for elderly and baby? Or what is your advice and suggestion? Really appreciate it.

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