Friday, March 29, 2013

Hong Kong Trip Planning Itinerary

It is not easy for me to plan the trip itinerary without knowing the geographical locations and its surroundings. When I planned for my trip to Hong Kong for three days, it took me at least 1-2 weeks to revise the routes and trying  to include as many attraction places as I could in Hong Kong.

Searching for an accommodation in Hong Kong isn't as easy as you can think of, since there are many budget hotels located within the Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Mongkok districts. It is costly to stay at Hong Kong Island thus, you should search for affordable accommodation which is situated within walking distance to MTR subway station in Kowloon and Mongkok districts. Kowloon and Mongkok districts have become tourists' favourite locations to search for affordable accommodation and various eateries as well as to do shopping activities besides, they are situated within 10-15 minutes by MTR train and a short walking to the Star Ferry Pier before crossing along Victoria Harbour to Hong Kong Island.

This is my 3 days itinerary in Hong Kong as a guideline for your trip planning:

i) Kowloon:
   - Tsim Sha Tsui + 1881 Heritage + Clock Tower + Charlie Brown's Cafe
ii) Riding on Big Bus Tours Hong Kong to travel around Kowloon district
   - Langham Place and its shoplots within Langham Place
iv) Night View at Hong Kong:
  - Walking along or riding on a public bus to see the nightlife along Nathan Road of Kowloon district
  - Ladies Market or Temple Street Night Market opens until wee hour

i) Traveling on a normal Star Ferry from Star Ferry Pier No. 7 at Tsim Sha Tsui to get across Victoria Harbour to Hong Kong Island
iii) Visit Victoria Peak Tram 
vi) Traveling by Star Ferry from Central or Wan Chai Pier in Hong Kong Island to Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon at night to enjoy beautiful lit up skyscrappers along Victoria Harbour

ii) Wong Tai Shin Temple (takes about 1 hour)

(Note: This trip planning doesn't include a day trip to Hong Kong Disneyland as well as a day trip to Ocean Park Hong Kong.)


  1. You missed out on Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland. Next time, allot a day for play. It may be rewarding and entertaining in the end.

    1. Hi Katrina, thank you for pointing out. I will definitely visit these theme parks in Hong Kong one day :)