In april I'll be in Shanghai for a few days.
I'd like to do a day tour of Suzhou and a water town.
Not sure how much time is needed to do this, so I thought maybe the best idea is to take an early train to Suzhou and in the afternoon take a bus to a watertown and then take a bus from the water town back to Shanghai. Assuming this water town is en route from Suzhou to Shanghai that is.
Or is it better to go back to Suzhou from a water town and take the train from there? (maybe the bus from water town to Shanghai takes longer than a bus back to Suzhou and the train from there, for instance)
For time efficiency if I want to do Suzhou and a water town in one day, what would be the best way to go about this?
And what water town would be recommended for this?
I've read on this forum that many people recommend Tongli as one of the best water towns, but is this handy for a day trip or should I opt for something else?