Weekend Itinerary in Hong Kong
Arts & Culture
Food & Wine
Hong Kong is the ultimate destination for a fun-filled weekend, whether you have a stopover (the easily accessible airport is a major hub) or you just want to add on a quick getaway to your already packed Asia itinerary. With a mix of city, nature, beaches (!), incredible food and a thriving nightlife scene, there is something for everyone.
The Fora Difference
Book with Sophia to access exclusive perks and experiences on your trip.
Free upgrades, spa credits and more—we got you
Customized travel planning for your style
Expert advice from people who’ve actually been there
Where to stay
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Sophisticated waterfront property with luxe rooms and suites.
$100 hotel / resort credit.
Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.
Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong
Luxury property with views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong’s iconic skyline offering exquisite rooms, suites and extensive dining choices.
Rosewood Hong Kong
Situated on the Kowloon waterfront, this stylish and secluded hotel is a landmark in the Victoria Dockside arts and design district.
Unlock perks by contacting Sophia to book your trip.
Day 1: Get to know the city
Start your day at Hong Kong’s main attraction, the Peak, which will give you an unparalleled view of the city’s skyline. Take the tram, which has been in operation since 1888, and is the best way to experience this iconic sight. From this angle you will be able to clearly see across the harbor to the Kowloon side, which is where to head next.
The Kowloon side is excellent for markets and temple visits. Trek up to the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, passing by thousands of Buddhas, all with different facial expressions, along your journey.
Then take the train to Mong Kok and end your day visiting the various markets that line the streets. My favorites include the Flower Market, the Goldfish Market and the Ladies' Market, which in the evening turns into a bustling night market.
Marvel at the Hong Kong island skyline as you float through the harbor on the Star Ferry.
When you are back in the city, take yourself on a Speakeasy tour through Central (a neighborhood famous for its hillside escalators), with stops at Foxglove and Club Feather Boa (known for their chocolate daiquiris).
If you still want more, take the Double Decker Bus to Ping Pong 129, modeled after a ping pong club.
Day 2: Shopping and local culture
Start your day with a Disco Brunch at La Vache, a French restaurant in Soho.
After a bit of day dancing, wander over the Man Mo Temple area to take in the potent incense that burns from the ceiling. The area is home to amazing shops selling both authentic and fake vintage items. Most of the vendors' wares spill out into the street, making it super fun to just wander and observe.
Take the stairs down to the trendy Sheung Wan neighborhood, home to many chic art galleries.
Then start your evening with a visit to the horse races at Happy Valley Racecourse. Bet on a horse, or just join in on the fun — this is a great place to people-watch.
Day 3: Dim sum and beach
Start your day at Din Tai Fung for dim sum. The restaurant chain is known for its exceptional soup dumplings, which are not to be missed!
You will want to spend the rest of the day recovering from an epic weekend on the water, and Hong Kong’s famed islands are a fantastic way to do so. Hike along the picturesque Dragon’s Back trail to get to the popular Big Wave Bay beach, a local surfing spot.
Alternatively, you can sit back and relax on a chartered “junk boat,” which will take you around the outlying islands and is great for group rentals. Either option is bound to make Hong Kong a destination to come back to again and again.
Need to Know
For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Lizz Callaway's guide, 5-Day Itinerary for Hong Kong: Discover the Best of This Vibrant City.
Get in touch with Sophia
Did you like this guide? Reach out to customize and book your own experience. Or, just to chat about travel in general.
You can normally expect a response from Sophia within a business day or so. You'll also be subscribed to our travel newsletter (you can unsubscribe at any time).
This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Asia & Southeast Asia.