Whether you’re traveling for 1 DAY (layover), 2 DAYS (overnight), 3 DAYS, 4 DAYS, 5 DAYS, 6 DAYS, or 7 DAYS (1 WEEK), here are some of our suggested DIY HONG KONG ITINERARIES with breakdown of expenses, cost estimates, and tour recommendations.

Hong Kong is a vibrant and bustling destination famous for its eclectic mix of east and west, and old and new. You’ll see remnants of its past not too far away from its modern districts.

If you’re after incredible views, Victoria Peak is a place to consider. The views are awesome during the day but even more unforgettable at night as the skyline lights up. Another destination worth checking out is Lantau Island in the outskirts of the territory, which is home to the world’s biggest seated Buddha.

If you need help planning your Hong Kong trip, check out our HONG KONG TRAVEL GUIDE here:

HONG KONG TRAVEL GUIDE


Tip: For a smooth trip, rent a pocket wi-fi!

Make your trip hassle-free by being connected online constantly. You can use it to access Google Maps, currency converters, share photos on your Facebook or Instagram, and search for more tips and recommendations. Please note that this pocket wifi must be picked up or dropped off at either Hong Kong Airport or Mongkok. If you’re exiting via Macau, this isn’t for you because you might not be able to return the device. Otherwise, reserve a unit below as early as you can because supply is limited.

RESERVE A POCKET WIFI HERE!.


Here are some sample Hong Kong itineraries that you may follow or use to pattern your own after. However, please bear in mind the following:

  • All these itineraries assume you’re entering and exiting via Hong Kong International Airport. Even the itineraries that involve a visit to Hong Kong assume you’re returning to HK.
  • All itineraries (except the layover itinerary) assume you’re staying in Tsim Sha Tsui area on the Kowloon side. This is where most budget accommodations are located.
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  • All times and figures are just estimates. Estimated prices are provided only so you have a ball park figure of how much to prepare. For schedules, always double check with official sources for updated timetables.
  • Price estimates are bloated. These are often overestimates and have a bit of allowance, just in case of incidental expenses. We also included the pricier options, so these are not necessarily budget itineraries. But you can easily scale it down. For example, for Ngong Ping, we included a cable car ride. But if budget is tight, you may opt to just take the bus. It’s just better to overestimate than under.

Your flight schedule and preferences may be different from what’s listed so go ahead and make the necessary adjustments to these itineraries.

Hong Kong Layover Itinerary: 1 Day

Hong Kong is also a popular transit destination for other countries not just in Asia, but the rest of the world. Many airlines pass through for a number of hours before an onward flight. If you’re only in the city for a layover, you’ll still have things to do before leaving.

Here’s a sample itinerary that includes a stop at some of the city’s most iconic attractions like Victoria Peak and Avenue of the Stars.

Day 1: HONG KONG KEY ATTRACTIONS
08:55 am – Arrival at Hong Kong Airport
09:30 am – Pick up Octopus Card, RESERVE HERE!
09:50 am – MTR to Tung Chung Station, HKD15.5
10:10 am – Brunch, HKD70
11:00 am – Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, round trip HKD149, DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE
12:30 pm – See Tian Tan Buddha, Po Lin Monastery
03:00 pm – Cable Car back to Tung Chung
03:30 pm – MTR to Hong Kong Station, HKD26
04:15 pm – Walk to Peak Tram
04:45 pm – Peak Tram, roundtrip HKD86, RESERVE DISCOUNTED TICKET!
05:00 pm – Explore Victoria Peak
06:00 pm – Go down via tram, walk to Central Station
06:50 pm – MRT to Tsim Sha Tsui Station, HKD10.5
07:10 pm – Walk to Avenue of Stars
07:30 pm – Explore Avenue of Stars, FREE
08:00 pm – Watch the Symphony of Lights, FREE
08:30 pm – Dinner, HKD 70
09:00 pm – MTR to Airport, HKD11.5

Budget Estimate: HK$500 (USD64, SGD88, PHP3450, EUR55), excluding airfare.


Hong Kong Overnight Itinerary: 2 Days

Hong Kong has plenty of places to visit and things to experience, but if you only have 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT, here’s our suggested itinerary.

Day 1: VICTORIA PEAK, TSIM SHA TSUI
09:55 am – Arrival at Hong Kong Airport
10:30 am – Pick up Octopus Card, RESERVE HERE!
10:50 am – Take A21 Bus to Tsim Sha Tsui, HKD33
11:40 am – Check-in at guesthouse
12:00 pm – Lunch, HKD70
01:30 pm – Walk around Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Park
03:30 pm – MTR to Central, HKD10.5
03:40 pm – Walk to Peak Tram
04:00 pm – Peak Tram, roundtrip: HKD86, RESERVE DISCOUNTED TICKET!
04:30 pm – Explore Victoria Peak, wait for sunset
06:00 pm – Go down via tram, walk to Central Station
06:50 pm – MRT to Tsim Sha Tsui Station, HKD10.5
07:00 pm – Walk to Avenue of Stars
07:15 pm – Explore Avenue of Stars, FREE
08:00 pm – Watch the Symphony of Lights, FREE
08:30 pm – Dinner, HKD 70
09:00 pm – Walk back to hotel

Day 3: NGONG PING, DEPARTURE
08:00 am – Check out
09:00 am – Take MTR to Tung Chung Station, HKD19.5
10:00 am – Leave luggage at CityGate lockers, HKD60
10:30 am – Brunch, HKD70
11:00 am – Cable car to Ngong Ping, HKD149, DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE
11:40 am – See Tian Tan Buddha, Po Lin Monastery
02:00 pm – Cable car back to Tung Chung
03:10 am – MTR to Airport, HKD15.5
03:40 pm – Check in at airport
06:40 pm – Flight out

Budget Estimate: HK$600 (USD77, SGD105, PHP4140, EUR66), excluding hotel and airfare.



Hong Kong Itinerary: 3 Days

3 DAYS is a good length to see Hong Kong’s best attractions like Victoria Peak, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok, Ngong Ping, and Disneyland Hong Kong.

Day 1: VICTORIA PEAK, TSIM SHA TSUI
09:55 am – Arrival at Hong Kong Airport
10:30 am – Pick up Octopus Card, RESERVE HERE!
10:50 am – Take A21 Bus to Tsim Sha Tsui, HKD33
11:40 am – Check-in at guesthouse
12:00 pm – Lunch, HKD70
01:30 pm – Walk around Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Park
03:30 pm – MTR to Central, HKD10.5
03:40 pm – Walk to Peak Tram
04:00 pm – Peak Tram, roundtrip: HKD86, RESERVE DISCOUNTED TICKET!
04:30 pm – Explore Victoria Peak, wait for sunset
06:00 pm – Go down via tram, walk to Central Station
06:50 pm – MRT to Tsim Sha Tsui Station, HKD10.5
07:00 pm – Walk to Avenue of Stars
07:15 pm – Explore Avenue of Stars, FREE
08:00 pm – Watch the Symphony of Lights, FREE
08:30 pm – Dinner, HKD 70
09:00 pm – Walk back to hotel

Day 2: DISNEYLAND, MONG KOK
09:30 am – MTR to Disneyland Resort, HKD15.5
10:30 am – Explore Disneyland Hong Kong, HKD 519 (DISCOUNTED TICKET)
01:00 pm – Lunch, HKD100
07:00 pm – MTR to Mong Kok, HKD23
07:40 pm – Dinner, HKD70
08:30 pm – Explore Mongkok, shop
10:30 pm – MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui, HKD5.5

Day 3: NGONG PING, DEPARTURE
08:00 am – Check out
09:00 am – Take MTR to Tung Chung Station, HKD19.5
10:00 am – Leave luggage at CityGate lockers, HKD60
10:30 am – Brunch, HKD70
11:00 am – Cable car to Ngong Ping, HKD149, DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE
11:40 am – See Tian Tan Buddha, Po Lin Monastery
02:00 pm – Cable car back to Tung Chung
03:10 am – MTR to Airport, HKD15.5
03:40 pm – Check in at airport
06:40 pm – Flight out

Budget Estimate: HK$1300 (USD165, SGD228, PHP8975, EUR143), excluding hotel and airfare.


Hong Kong Itinerary: 4 Days

If you only have 4 DAYS to spend in Hong Kong, you’ll be glad that you’ll have enough time to see the city’s key tourist spots including Victoria Peak and Disneyland, and even do a day trip to neighboring Macau!

Day 1: VICTORIA PEAK, TSIM SHA TSUI
09:55 am – Arrival at Hong Kong Airport
10:30 am – Pick up Octopus Card, RESERVE HERE!
10:50 am – Take A21 Bus to Tsim Sha Tsui, HKD33
11:40 am – Check-in at guesthouse
12:00 pm – Lunch, HKD70
01:30 pm – Walk around Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Park
03:30 pm – MTR to Central, HKD10.5
03:40 pm – Walk to Peak Tram
04:00 pm – Peak Tram, roundtrip: HKD86, RESERVE DISCOUNTED TICKET!
04:30 pm – Explore Victoria Peak, wait for sunset
06:00 pm – Go down via tram, walk to Central Station
06:50 pm – MRT to Tsim Sha Tsui Station, HKD10.5
07:00 pm – Walk to Avenue of Stars
07:15 pm – Explore Avenue of Stars, FREE
08:00 pm – Watch the Symphony of Lights, FREE
08:30 pm – Dinner, HKD 70
09:00 pm – Walk back to hotel

Day 2: DISNEYLAND, MONG KOK
09:30 am – MTR to Disneyland Resort, HKD15.5
10:30 am – Explore Disneyland Hong Kong, HKD 519 (DISCOUNTED TICKET)
01:00 pm – Lunch, HKD100
07:00 pm – MTR to Mong Kok, HKD23
07:40 pm – Dinner, HKD70
08:30 pm – Explore Mongkok, shop
10:30 pm – MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui, HKD5.5

Day 3: MACAU DAY TOUR
08:30 am – Walk to Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal
09:00 am – Ferry to Macau, Roundtrip Fare: HKD310 (DISCOUNTED)
10:15 am – Shuttle to the Venetian, FREE
10:30 am – Explore the Venetian
11:30 am – Lunch at the Venetian Food Court, HKD70
12:30 pm – Walk to City of Dreams, explore a bit
02:00 pm – Board shuttle to Senado Square, FREE
02:20 pm – Explore Senado Square & St. Paul Ruins
04:30 pm – Walk to Sintra Hotel (for shuttle)
05:00 pm – Board FREE Shuttle to City of Dreams
05:30 pm – Walk to The Parisian
05:50 pm – Explore The Parisian, HKD 80, DISCOUNTED!
08:00 pm – Dinner, HKD100
09:00 pm – Board shuttle to Taipa Ferry Terminal
09:30 pm – Board ferry to Kowloon
10:30 pm – Arrive in Kowloon, walk to guesthouse
11:00 pm – Lights out

Day 3: NGONG PING, DEPARTURE
08:00 am – Check out
09:00 am – Take MTR to Tung Chung Station, HKD19.5
10:00 am – Leave luggage at CityGate lockers, HKD60
10:30 am – Brunch, HKD70
11:00 am – Cable car to Ngong Ping, HKD149, DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE
11:40 am – See Tian Tan Buddha, Po Lin Monastery
02:00 pm – Cable car back to Tung Chung
03:10 am – MTR to Airport, HKD15.5
03:40 pm – Check in at airport
06:40 pm – Flight out

Budget Estimate: HK$1900 (USD242, SGD333, PHP13,100, EUR209), NOT including hotel and airfare.


Hong Kong Itinerary: 5 Days

This itinerary is similar to the 4-day version. The only difference is, Day 2 is broken into two for a more relaxed pace. This gives you time to rest after Disneyland and more shopping hours in Mong Kok.

Day 1: VICTORIA PEAK, TSIM SHA TSUI
09:55 am – Arrival at Hong Kong Airport
10:30 am – Pick up Octopus Card, RESERVE HERE!
10:50 am – Take A21 Bus to Tsim Sha Tsui, HKD33
11:40 am – Check-in at guesthouse
12:00 pm – Lunch, HKD70
01:30 pm – Walk around Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Park
03:30 pm – MTR to Central, HKD10.5
03:40 pm – Walk to Peak Tram
04:00 pm – Peak Tram, roundtrip: HKD86, RESERVE DISCOUNTED TICKET!
04:30 pm – Explore Victoria Peak, wait for sunset
06:00 pm – Go down via tram, walk to Central Station
06:50 pm – MRT to Tsim Sha Tsui Station, HKD10.5
07:00 pm – Walk to Avenue of Stars
07:15 pm – Explore Avenue of Stars, FREE
08:00 pm – Watch the Symphony of Lights, FREE
08:30 pm – Dinner, HKD 70
09:00 pm – Walk back to hotel

Day 2: DISNEYLAND
09:30 am – MTR to Disneyland Resort, HKD15.5
10:30 am – Explore Disneyland Hong Kong, HKD 519 (DISCOUNTED TICKET)
01:00 pm – Lunch, HKD100
07:00 pm – MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui, HKD23.5
08:00 pm – Dinner, HKD70
09:00 pm – Back to hotel, lights out

Day 3: MACAU DAY TOUR
08:30 am – Walk to Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal
09:00 am – Ferry to Macau, Roundtrip Fare: HKD310 (DISCOUNTED)
10:15 am – Shuttle to the Venetian, FREE
10:30 am – Explore the Venetian
11:30 am – Lunch at the Venetian Food Court, HKD70
12:30 pm – Walk to City of Dreams, explore a bit
02:00 pm – Board shuttle to Senado Square, FREE
02:20 pm – Explore Senado Square & St. Paul Ruins
04:30 pm – Walk to Sintra Hotel (for shuttle)
05:00 pm – Board FREE Shuttle to City of Dreams
05:30 pm – Walk to The Parisian
05:50 pm – Explore The Parisian, HKD 80, DISCOUNTED!
08:00 pm – Dinner, HKD100
09:00 pm – Board shuttle to Taipa Ferry Terminal
09:30 pm – Board ferry to Kowloon
10:30 pm – Arrive in Kowloon, walk to guesthouse
11:00 pm – Lights out

Day 4: NGONG PING & MONG KOK
08:00 am – Wake up call
09:00 am – Take MTR to Tung Chung Station, HKD19.5
10:00 am – Brunch, HKD70
11:00 am – Cable car to Ngong Ping, HKD149, DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE
11:40 am – See Tian Tan Buddha, Po Lin Monastery
02:00 pm – Cable car back to Tung Chung
03:00 pm – MTR to Mong Kok, HKD5.5
03:30 pm – Shopping
06:00 pm – Dinner, HKD70
07:30 pm – Continue shopping
08:30 pm – MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui, HKD5.5

Day 5: DEPARTURE
10:00 am – Check out
10:30 am – Bus to Airport, HKD15.5
11:00 am – Check in at airport
12:00 am – Lunch, HKD70
01:30 pm – Flight out

Budget Estimate: HK$2250 (USD287, SGD395, PHP15,500, EUR247), excluding airfare, accommodations, and shopping expenses.


Hong Kong Itinerary: 6 Days

Day 1: VICTORIA PEAK
09:55 am – Arrival at Hong Kong Airport
10:30 am – Pick up Octopus Card, RESERVE HERE!
10:50 am – Take A21 Bus to Tsim Sha Tsui, HKD33
11:40 am – Check-in at guesthouse
12:00 pm – Lunch, HKD70
01:30 pm – Walk around Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Park
03:30 pm – MTR to Central, HKD10.5
03:40 pm – Walk to Peak Tram
04:00 pm – Peak Tram, roundtrip: HKD86, RESERVE DISCOUNTED TICKET!
04:30 pm – Explore Victoria Peak, wait for sunset
07:00 pm – Go down via tram, walk to Central Station
07:50 pm – MRT to Tsim Sha Tsui Station, HKD10.5
08:30 pm – Dinner, HKD 70
09:00 pm – Walk back to hotel

Day 2: DISNEYLAND
09:30 am – MTR to Disneyland Resort, HKD15.5
10:30 am – Explore Disneyland Hong Kong, HKD 519, DISCOUNTED TICKET
01:00 pm – Lunch, HKD100
07:00 pm – MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui, HKD23.5
08:00 pm – Dinner, HKD70
09:00 pm – Back to hotel, lights out

Day 3: FREE DAY, TSIM SHA TSUI
09:30 am – FREE TIME
01:00 pm – Lunch, HKD70
02:00 pm – FREE TIME
05:00 pm – Avenue of Stars
07:30 pm – Aqualuna Symphony of Lights, HKD280, DISCOUNTED TICKET
08:30 pm – Dinner, HKD70
10:00 pm – Back to hotel, lights out

Day 4: MACAU DAY TOUR
08:30 am – Walk to Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal
09:00 am – Ferry to Macau, Roundtrip Fare: HKD310 (DISCOUNTED)
10:15 am – Shuttle to the Venetian, FREE
10:30 am – Explore the Venetian
11:30 am – Lunch at the Venetian Food Court, HKD70
12:30 pm – Walk to City of Dreams, explore a bit
02:00 pm – Board shuttle to Senado Square, FREE
02:20 pm – Explore Senado Square & St. Paul Ruins
04:30 pm – Walk to Sintra Hotel (for shuttle)
05:00 pm – Board FREE Shuttle to City of Dreams
05:30 pm – Walk to The Parisian
05:50 pm – Explore The Parisian, HKD 80, DISCOUNTED!
08:00 pm – Dinner, HKD100
09:00 pm – Board shuttle to Taipa Ferry Terminal
09:30 pm – Board ferry to Kowloon
10:30 pm – Arrive in Kowloon, walk to guesthouse
11:00 pm – Lights out

Day 4: NGONG PING & MONG KOK
08:00 am – Wake up call
09:00 am – Take MTR to Tung Chung Station, HKD19.5
10:00 am – Brunch, HKD70
11:00 am – Cable car to Ngong Ping, HKD149, DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE
11:40 am – See Tian Tan Buddha, Po Lin Monastery
02:00 pm – Cable car back to Tung Chung
03:00 pm – MTR to Mong Kok, HKD5.5
03:30 pm – Shopping
06:00 pm – Dinner, HKD70
07:30 pm – Continue shopping
08:30 pm – MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui, HKD5.5

Budget Estimate: HK$2700 (USD345, SGD475, PHP18,620, EUR297), excluding hotel, airfare, and shopping expenses.


*Additional words by Joshua Berida


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