The Ultimate 5-Day Itinerary For Hong Kong

Waquar Habib

Hong Kong

Hong Kong blends Eastern and Western cultures, offering iconic skyline views, lively markets, and cultural treasures. Discover Central, indulge in dim sum and climb Victoria Peak for panoramic views. Visit Wong Tai Sin Temple and Tsim Sha Tsui for ancient traditions and modernity.

Day 1: Central and Victoria Peak


Begin your day with a visit to Hong Kong Park and enjoy the tranquillity. Next, head to the Peak Tram Lower Terminus to take the historic Peak Tram to Victoria Peak for stunning panoramic views. Finally, visit the aviary at Hong Kong Park.

Victoria Peak and tram, Hong Kong | Shutterstock


Explore the Peak Galleria, a shopping and dining complex, and enjoy lunch with a view. Later, visit the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong at the Peak.

A Muhammad Ali statue at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong | Shutterstock


Descend from the peak and explore Central, a luxury real estate development in the eastern part of Hong Kong Island. Dine at Lan Kwai Fong, a popular nightlife area known for its bars and restaurants.

Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong | Shutterstock

Day 2: Hong Kong Island and Aberdeen


Visit the iconic Tian Tan Buddha, a 34-meter (112-foot) tall bronze statue of Gautama Buddha on Lantau Island. Later, explore Ngong Ping 360 and Ngong Ping Village.

Tian Tan Buddha, Hong Kong | Shutterstock


Take the ferry back to Hong Kong Island. Head to Stanley Market, a traditional open-air street market, for lunch and shopping.

A typical shop at the historical Stanley Market | Shutterstock


Visit Aberdeen Fishing Village and take a sampan ride. Some tour companies offer a one-hour boat tour that recounts historical moments during the area’s development into a bustling urban town. Have dinner at one of the seafood restaurants along the waterfront.

Aberdeen Fishing Village | Shutterstock

Day 3: Kowloon and Tsim Sha Tsui


Explore Kowloon Park, a 13-acre public park that opened in 1970 on the site of a former British military base. The park is open every day from 5 am to 12 am. Later, visit the Hong Kong Museum of History.

Kowloon Park | Shutterstock


Stroll along the Avenue of Stars, a long promenade that honours the contributions of the Hong Kong film industry in Tsim Sha Tsui. Have lunch at a local eatery.

A statue of Bruce Lee at Avenue of Stars | Shutterstock


Experience the stunning Symphony of Lights show at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. Afterwards, indulge in a delicious dinner at a restaurant overlooking Victoria Harbour, a natural landform harbour that separates Hong Kong Island in the south from the Kowloon Peninsula to the north.

A view of the Victoria Harbour | Shutterstock

Day 4: Lamma Island and Street Markets


Take a ferry to Lamma Island and hike to Sok Kwu Wan, a beautiful bay and a fishing village located on the east coast of Lamma Island. It is famous for its seafood restaurants, and the British gave it the nickname Picnic Bay.

Sok Kwu Wan village, Lamma Island | Shutterstock


Explore the beaches and scenic spots on Lamma Island. It is a base for beachgoers, bookworms, and bohemians. Later, return to Hong Kong Island.

A view of the Lamma Island | Shutterstock


Explore Temple Street Night Market in Yau Ma Tei. Here, you will find fashion accessories, handbags, wallets, electronics, novelties and traditional Chinese arts and crafts. Have dinner at a local dai pai dong (street food stall).

Night Market in Yau Ma Tei | Shutterstock

Day 5:


Visit the Kowloon Walled City Park, a 7.7-acre park located where the Kowloon Walled City once stood, a military stronghold since the 15th century. Explore the street art and local culture in Sham Shui Po.

Kowloon Walled City Park | Shutterstock


Have lunch at a local tea house. Visit Wong Tai Sin Temple for a cultural experience. It is a 190,000-square-foot Taoist temple home to three religions: Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.

A Statue of chinese imperial Lion in front of Wong Tai Sin temple, Hong Kong | Shutterstock


Explore the vibrant Mong Kok area for shopping. Enjoy dinner at one of the local eateries and later stroll around. Do not forget to take some souvenirs back with you.

Mong Kok area | Shutterstock

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