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Hong Kong Itinerary | a week in Hong Kong

This is a Hong Kong itinerary for one week in Hong Kong, although you can tweak it to shorter or longer! It’s a guest post written by fellow travel blogger who lived here for years. Their bio is at the bottom.

Although Hong Kong is mostly known as a shopping paradise and dim sum destination, this island has much more to offer, not only to its locals, but also to world-wide travelers and holidaymakers.

Hong Kong Itinerary

Hong Kong is, above all, a place where different cultures meet together -Cantonese, British and Mandarin. It is filled with local museums and parks, healthy restaurants and there are plenty of festivals taking place every month. If you are looking for a vibrant and dynamic place for shopping, good food, great nightlife and amazing views, Hong Kong is the place!

Hong Kong Itinerary | a week in Hong Kong

How long should I stay in Hong Kong?

When you are planning a trip to Hong Kong, do not make it too lengthy (2 – 3 weeks) or too short like (3 – 4 days). The realistic time span to spend and enjoy in Hong Kong is about one week. It will be ideal for you to spend a lot of time discovering some of the beautiful and varied culture in Hong Kong.

The beautiful combination of modern landscapes and natural beauty makes this place very interesting. It is quite famous for its popular shopping destinations and hiking. So, you need to plan the entire trip in such a way that it can cover all the places and at the same time you can enjoy hiking too. In Hong Kong you will find many people speaking English, with a very large expat community. A lot of newcomers look for a potential .

Hong Kong Itinerary | a week in Hong KongBefore the trip to Hong Kong, you should plan the entire one week. This article will help you have a peaceful and entertaining trip. So, here is your itinerary.

Day 1: Overlooking The Hong Kong City & Victoria Harbor

After landing, it’s best to take some rest, have your lunch and then to witness the Hong Kong Skyline. It is the best way to start your one week Hong Kong itinerary. You will not want to miss the .

You can take a look at this awesome view and enjoy its beauty from Victoria Peak, or The Peak, on Hong Kong Peninsula. It is about 512m or 1811 feet high and offers one of the best scintillating views of the city. You can take a ride up the hill with a series of escalators or by a bus. The entire city is lit up with glittery neon lights at the night which looks amazing. Do not miss the light show (Symphony of Lights) that takes place at 8 pm every day.

Hong Kong Itinerary | a week in Hong Kong

Day 2: Relaxing In The Nan Lian Garden And Many More

On the second day, you can get the feel of the Hong Kong city in the beautiful Nan Lian Garden. You can chill over there and admire the natural beauty of Hong Kong. It is one of the most beautiful natural spots in Hong Kong. After that have your lunch and head for a relaxing stroll on Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and Avenue Of The Stars. Even in the evening, you can enjoy the ferry ride on Victoria Harbor. This is something which you should not miss. It is a great way to relax and enjoy your vacation.

Day 3: Hong Kong Museum Of History

On the third day, you can get the best of Hong Kong by visiting Hong Kong Museum of History. It remains open every day from 10 am to 6 pm (local time) except on Tuesdays. So, make sure your day 3 is not on Tuesday. This is the best way to gain some deeper and better understanding of the history of Hong Kong. When you are visiting a new place, the trip is incomplete without knowing a bit of their ancient and glorious history to understand its culture. Thus visiting this museum is mandatory. After this, you can walk through Kowloon with Nathan Road and then the Temple Street Night Market in order to finish the third day.

Hong Kong Itinerary | a week in Hong Kong

Day 4: Explore The Markets and Specialty Streets

These places are great for shopping. There are a lot of streets in Hong Kong which are specialized in . It can be anything and everything that you want. Starting from flower market with some exclusive flowers and bouquets, to ladies market where you can find stylish inexpensive clothes, everything is there. Later you can go to Temple Night Street market for some great souvenirs for your Hong Kong Trip and scrumptious sea-foods.

Hong Kong Itinerary | a week in Hong Kong

Day 5: Lantau Island

This is which is situated at the mouth of The Pearl River. Go there for a visit to Ngong Ping Plateau which has a beautiful Po Lin Monastery. It has a huge statue of (which means “Giant Buddha”). The statue is about 85 feet (or 26m) in height. This place is well connected by roadways as well as railways. So, getting there is not a problem. This place is accessible and open to all outsiders between 10am to 5:30pm (local time).

Day 6: Hiking At Dragon’s Back Ridge

On the sixth day, pack your backpack and head towards one of the most exciting parts of the trip. If you are crazy about hiking, then nothing can be better than the . For exploring the natural beauty of Hong Kong, this is the best time.

Day 7: Don’t Miss Their Cuisine And Street Food

If you visit Hong Kong and do not try their authentic Chinese cuisine and street food, then your trip to Hong Kong will remain incomplete. You can try different options of Chinese cuisines which are delicious. You can also try their teas, as tea is a big part of the local culture. Don’t miss an opportunity to try and fried morning glories for a great food experience.

Hong Kong Itinerary | a week in Hong KongNow it is time to bid goodbye to the awesome memories that you will create in Hong Kong. So, make sure to make the most of your one week Hong Kong itinerary. You can leave for Macau after Hong Kong is done.

It is called the Monte Carlo of the Orient. It has a big casino industry and if you love casinos then this is the best place. It is one of the China’s Special Administrative Regions other than Hong Kong. It is also famous as one of the best gambling destinations in Asia. To reach Macau you can take a ferry from Hong Kong which will take an hour to reach your destination.

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Hong Kong Itinerary | a week in Hong KongAgness and Cez are two adventurous freaks from Poland, who fell in love with Hong Kong at first sight. They are the biggest fans of dim sum and walking across the Victoria Harbor at night. Feel free to follow their adventures on eTramping and don’t forget to visit Hong Kong island in the near future!

 

 

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About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.

4 Comments

  1. Agness Walewinder September 29, 2016 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Thank you, Rachel, for having us here! We recently visited Hong Kong and spent an amazing time shopping, strolling down the busy streets and digging into delicious dim sum! :)

  2. Liz Stephenson September 30, 2016 at 3:29 am - Reply

    Yes 1 week is perfect! I love HK because it offers something for ever style. BOUGIE ASS restaurants, cheap dim sum, fancy spas or little massage studios. Ugh love it!

  3. ‘Love the post Rachel, and Agness & Cez are awesome, as is their blog!

    I’m in Asia in a few weeks, and I thought long and hard about whether I wanted to go back to Hong Kong as I absolutely loved it the first time around! However, I’ve decided to go to a completely new destination so I’m going to Taiwan instead lol!

    ‘Brilliant post. xx

    • Rachel Jones October 4, 2016 at 5:41 pm - Reply

      OH I was meant to go to Taiwan in about 12 days but the timing didn’t work out! You’ll have to share your thoughts on it.

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