This article will guide you to a one day trip in shanghai. If you are going to use Shanghai as a gateway city for China visits then you will discover shanghai in a series of mini trips.
Shanghai is one of the layover cities of China and has most important airport of China, the Pudong International Airport and also making this city, main arrival/departure city of China. Most of the traveler flying from Shanghai might need to wait half day or a day before boarding an onward flight from Shanghai.
You can visit Pudong from Puxi and enjoy the Bund view across the river Huangpu. It takes about one hour to reach to airport from shanghai urban area. If you have 6 hours or more time then you can easily get out of the airport and see the shanghai and then get back in time and check in. You can leave luggage at the airport as there are about 6 different luggage deposit offices at the airport. You can take the route Pudong Airport-the Oriental Pearl- Nanjing Road- Bund- Yuyuan Garden- Pudong Airport. This will cover four main attractions and you can select which attractions you want to visit.
It will take abouthalf an hour to deal with your arrival process and then you might need 30 minutes for pickup and depositing your luggage and then walking from the airport to Pudong subway station. You can take subway line 2 to Lujiazui which will take about 25 minutes. This subway station is situated about 400 meters from the famous Oriental Pearl. Subway is the best source of transportation as it avoids traffic jams.
You can visit Oriental pearl tower which will take about 2 hours. Then you can go for shopping and eating in the Nanjing road which will take about two hours time. Bund is about 1 km from here and you can take a walk. Then your next destination might be Yuyan Garden which is 1.3 km from the Nanjing Road. You can spend three hours here and enjoy the taste of shanghai foods. After that you can return to the airport in about 2 hours.