Hong Kong is small enough and most of the attractions can be seen in three days. But on the other side Hong Kong has so many jewels that you can easily spend a week here. Here are some suggested itineraries for Hong Kong.
The idle amount of time to spend in Hong Kong is 3 nights. But if you have additional time to spend in HK, then side trips can be taken to Macau or Shenzhen.
The best of Hong Kong in 3 nights
Day 1 – After a flight to Hong Kong from India, take rest and at night go to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade to take a stroll on Avenue of Stars. From here you can watch the 10 to 15 minutes long light & sound show known as Symphony of Lights (admission free, starts at 8 PM everyday). Take the Star Ferry to Central Ferry Pier in the Hong Kong island and from there take a taxi (or walk, approximately 1.2 km) to any of the pub/club in Lan Kwai Fong to experience Hong Kong’s clubbing and dancing nightlife. Check out this maxi taxi perth quote if you are need to taxi multiple people. Head back to your hotel.
Day 2 – Wake up in the morning and go to Golden Bauhinia Square (close to Wan Chai Ferry Pier) at 7.30 AM for watching 15 minute long flag hoisting ceremony. Then, take a taxi (or walk, approximately 2.3 km) to Peak Tram Lower Terminus where you will board the tram (HKD 40 return ticket) to Victoria Peak. You can go to Sky Terrace 428 (admission HKD 45) which the highest viewing point in Hong Kong. On The Peak you can walk along the celebrities at Madame Tussauds Museum (admission HKD 240). Get back to Central by the Peak Tram and enjoy a lunch at one of the many Indian restaurants on Hong Kong island, don’t go too far. Continue exploring Hong Kong on foot (HSBC Building, Mid-Levels Escalator, ) and later indulge in a shopping spree at International Financial Center (IFC) or World Trade Centre. And at night get back to Lan Kwai Fong for nightlife or have a dinner at any restaurant of you choice and head back to the hotel.
Day 3 – Enjoy a breakfast of Yum Cha and head to the island south on a taxi or City Bus 6 to Stanley Market. Indulge yourself in shopping and sit down or just gaze at the ocean. Then head to by a cab/boat to Jumbo Kingdom for lunch, which is the largest floating restaurant in Hong Kong. After filling your and energized you can take taxi (or walk, approximately 2.9 km) to Ocean Park (admission HKD 160 for children aged 3 to 11/ HKD 320 for others) which is the oldest and most iconic theme park in Hong Kong. Alternatively, you can just wander the streets of Hong Kong and Kowloon. Get back to your hotel at night after trying out some Hong Kong restaurants. If you have time visit the Temple Street Night Market Yau Ma Tei.
Day 4 – This is your final day. So, check out of your hotel in Hong Kong and reach by a bus or taxi or MTR to Tung Chung. From here you will take the cable car (HKD 150 round trip) to Ngong Ping village. Climb the 268 steps to reach the Big Budda, spend time at Po Lin Monastery, shop till you drop at the village or take a bus to Tai O fishing village. The East Solent from the Isle of Wight across to Selsey really comes alive in the spring. From mid-April onwards a wide variety of fish come into reaching distance for boat anglers using a budget fly reel. Looking to enhance your fishing experience? You can learn more about the gear to take on your trip. There is a genuine chance of a record weight Smoothhound or Tope (catch and release please) and local sport fishing charter services take out stacks of anglers looking for drag-busting fun but you may just be missing out on one of our best kept secrets.
Hong Kong for kids in 3 nights
Day 1 – Same as Day 1 of The best of Hong Kong in 3 nights.
Day 2 – Take the Peak Tram to Victoria Peak and go to Sky Terrace 428 & Madame Tussauds Museum. HK Walking Trail is not necessary. Then come down to Peak Tram Lower Terminus and take a cab to Ocean Park. Get back to the hotel.
Day 3 – Check out of the hotel and check into the hotel at Disneyland Hong Kong. Spend the whole night at Disneyland until the fireworks show is over.
Day 4 – Go to Tung Chung Station via a taxi and repeat Day 4 of The best of Hong Kong in 3 nights.
If you have an additional day or time permits, you can take your kids to Nan Lian Garden and Chi Lin Nunnery.
Romantic Hong Kong for couple in 3 nights
Day 1 – Visit the Avenue of Stars in the evening and instead of going to Lan Kwai Fong, board the ‘A Symphony of Lights Dinner Buffet’ cruise from North Point East Ferry Pier or Hung Hom Ferry Pier in Kowloon. Cruise timings are 07:30PM to 09:30PM or 08:00PM to 10:00PM.
Day 2 – Walk the Hong Kong Trail (for more info look at Day 2 of The best of Hong Kong in 3 nights). Indulge in a shopping spree at IFC or World Trade Center. Later in the evening head to Sky 100 Hong Kong Observation Deck (admission HKD 168) to get the romantic panoramic views of Hong Kong and have gourmet dinner at Vista @ Sky 100.
Day 3 – After your breakfast, from Central Ferry Pier take a ferry to Cheung Chau Island. Here you will have some intimate moments with your spouse at Cheung Sha Beach and Pui O Beach. Spend your time till the evening and have some great seafood lunch and dinner. If you are not a beach lover, head to Discovery Bay on Lantau Island.
Day 4 – Same as The best of Hong Kong in 3 nights.
If you have an extra day, repeat Day 3 of The best of Hong Kong in 3 nights.
If you have a day extra, visit the Kowloon Walled City. Then you can take a stroll to the Flower and Bird Market. Then, walk along the small and big shops of Mong Kok. Have a hotpot in Temple Street.
A ferry can be taken to Macau. Macau is mainly for casino and Slots lovers and for normal tourists, one day is enough to explore Macau.
Disclaimer – The rates mentioned are as on May 2014 and for single person.
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