Hong Kong is near the Philippines which makes it a top choice for most Filipinos who want a quick weekend getaway. I personally love Hong Kong and have been there a few times. This post is long overdue but finally, I’ll be sharing with you my Hong Kong itinerary for 3 days 2 nights.

Yes, it may seem short but we were able to squeeze in Hong Kong Disneyland to our itinerary! I also included budget accommodations and discounted activities you can do plus useful Hong Kong travel tips so keep on reading!

Hong Kong Itinerary Guide 2020

Important note: It’s really unfortunate that the Philippines currently imposed a travel ban going to Hong Kong for tourists because of the coronavirus outbreak. If you’re coming from any other country, make sure to check first if you can travel to Hong Kong. Always keep yourself updated and be a responsible traveler!

So, let’s get started with your Hong Kong itinerary!

Ultimate Hong Kong Travel Guide 2020

Hong Kong Pre-travel Tips

  • Book an early flight

It’s better to book the earliest flight going to Hong Kong and take the last flight out to ensure you get full days in Hong Kong. That’s what I did so technically even though it was just a short trip, we were able to maximize the 3 days we were there. Currently, Cebu Pacific’s earliest flight going to Hong Kong from Manila is at 5:50 AM; and the latest flight out from Hong Kong going back to Manila is at 10:05 PM (next day arrival).  

Also read: 7 Cebu Pacific Seat Sale Hacks That 100% Worked for Me!

  • Stay at budget accommodation

Sure, this is a matter of preference but for me, since I know I’ll not be staying inside the hotel most of the time, I choose budget accommodation every time I’m in Hong Kong. This saves me a lot of money which I can use for shopping or other activities! I shared my hotel recommendation in Hong Kong in the latter part of this post (click here to jump to that section).

  • Book tickets to attractions and other travel essentials ahead of time

To score huge discounts it’s best to buy tickets for attraction, rent pocket Wi-Fi, and other travel essentials in advance! I personally love Klook for all of these things! I’ve been using their service for years now and I haven’t had any problem. I also shared top Hong Kong activities you can book thru Klook (click here to jump to that section).

Hong Kong Itinerary for 3 Days 2 Nights

The following Hong Kong itinerary is based on the departure from Manila, Philippines and good for 2-3 pax. But you can tweak it to best fit your needs.

DAY 1ACTIVITYNOTES
Arrival + Victoria Peak +
Mongkok
5:50 AMETD MNL – HKG
8:00 AMETA Hong Kong
International Airport
If you purchased
anything from Klook,
be sure to claim
them at the service
counter
9:00 AMETA Minimal Hotel Bazaar
Address: 950 Canton Road,
Mongkok, Hong Kong
(more hotel
recommendations below
)
Take Airport Express
to Kowloon station
– once at the hotel,
check-in or leave
luggage so you
can start exploring!
9:30 AMBrunch around Mongkok
area
Tip: go where the
locals eat for
authentic HK food!
11:00 AMDepart for Victoria PeakHow to go there:
– take the MTR to Central
Station
– walk to The Peak
Tram Lower Terminus
12:00 PMTake the tram to Victoria
Peak
12:30 –
3:30 PM
Arrive at Victoria Peak
What to do here:
– enjoy the sights,
take photos, go up to
The Sky Terrace, go
shopping and unwind
4:00 PMDepart Victoria Peak
and go to Mongkok
How to go there:
– go to MTR Central
Station
– take MTR to Mongkok
Station (via Tsuen Wan)
5:00 –
8:00 PM
Enjoy Mongkok where
you can go bargain
hunting and try amazing
local food!
What to do in Mongkok:
– shop around the
night markets like
Ladies’ Market
– eat yummy delicacy
from street food stalls
9:00 PMGo back to the hotelTip: Buy breakfast
food from 7-11 for
the next day
DAY 2 ACTIVITYNOTES
Hong Kong Disneyland!
7:00 AMWake up! Get ready and
have a quick breakfast
Tip: You cannot bring
outside food to HKD
so make sure you eat
enough to last through
lunch 🙂
8:00 AMETD for Hong Kong
Disneyland
9:30 AMETA Hong Kong DisneylandHow to go there:
– take the MTR to
Hong Kong Disneyland
10 AM –
9:00 PM
Enjoy Hong Kong
Disneyland! Stay until the
fireworks display at night!
Tip: Arrive early cos
lines can get long!
Buy your ticket ahead
of time from Klook.
9:30 PMLeave HKD and go
back to the hotel
DAY 3ACTIVITYNOTES
Ngong Ping + Shopping
+ Departure
7:00 AMWake up! Get ready and
have a quick breakfast
8:00 AMHotel check-out
8:30 AMGo to Ngong PingHow to go there:
– take the MTR to
Tung Chung Station
9:30 AMTake the Ngong Ping
360 Cable Car
10:30 AM
– 3:00 PM
Explore Ngong PingWhat to do here:
– Ngong Ping Village
– Big buddha
– take lunch/snacks
4:00 PMStart traveling to HK
airport
From Kowloon Station,
take the Airport Express
Train to Hong Kong
International airport
10:00 PMDepart HK for MNL

Where to Stay in Hong Kong

Here are the two hotels I’ve personally tried in Hong Kong. When searching for a place to book, I always take into consideration the following: the price should be affordable and it should be walking distance from any MTR station or public transportation. These two hotels hit the sweet spot for me.

Affordable Hong Kong Itinerary 2020 for 3 Days 2 Nights with Disneyland 1

Location: 950 Canton Road, Mongkok, Hong Kong
– 350 meters to public transportation
– 3D/2N stay back in 2016 costs me only around Php 5,746.29 (~USD 112) for a Twin room
Click here to check the latest price and availability

Affordable Hong Kong Itinerary 2020 for 3 Days 2 Nights with Disneyland 2

Location: Flat A9, 3/F, Mirador Mansion, 62 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
– 5D/4N stay back in 2019 costs me only around Php 9,194.91 (~USD 180) for a Double room
– 80 meters to public transportation
Click here to check the latest price and availability

NOTE: I especially like KG Garden Guest House because it’s just a few steps away from the Tsim Tsa Tsu MTR station. Just manage your expectations because the room is quite small and the building itself is old and dirty.

CHECK THIS OUT FOR OTHER CHEAP HOTELS IN HONG KONG

Essentials For Your Trip To Hong Kong

When planning your Hong Kong itinerary, take into consideration the cost of the transportation, entrance tickets to tourist attractions, and other things. These may blow up your expenses but the good thing is that you can get most of them at a discount!

Helpful Hong Kong Travel Tips

I gathered some of the most frequently asked questions when planning a Hong Kong itinerary and tried to find the answers. These travel tips are useful to ensure you enjoy the most out of your Hong Kong trip!

Affordable Hong Kong Itinerary 2020 for 3 Days 2 Nights with Disneyland 3
  • What is the best month to go to Hong Kong?

The best time to go to Hong Kong if you want good weather conditions is during the autumn season (September to mid-December). You get crisp cool air perfect for strolling around. But it’s also their peak season so there will be a lot of tourists. Off-peak season is around mid-December to February (winter) and June to August (summer).

  • How much should I budget for a trip to Hong Kong?

Considering airfare and hotel accommodations have been paid already, I would say a budget of Php 10,000 – 15,000 (~USD 196 – 294) pocket money for 3D/2N is more than enough. Tip: when shopping at the night markets, make sure to haggle!

  • How many days do you need in Hong Kong?

It really depends, but if you’re tight with schedule, then 3 days 2 nights is perfectly fine. To visit more places, 5 days is ideal for your Hong Kong itinerary. I’ve done 3 days, 5 days and 1 day (just a quick day trip from Macau) in the past, and all trips were memorable! I suggest listing all your top places to visit and try to squeeze those in your Hong Kong itinerary.

  • Where can I get my money exchanged in Hong Kong?

I discovered that one of the best money exchange centers in Hong Kong with the best rates is at Chungking Mansions in Tsim Sha Tsui. There you will see a lot of money changers on the ground floor. It’s accessible via MTR (get off the Tsim Sha Tsui station then head towards Exit F).

I hope you find all the information in this Hong Kong itinerary post useful! Enjoy your Hong Kong adventure and make sure to tag me @hazywanders on your travel photos! Let me know in the comment section if you have any questions or more tips to share.

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About Hazel Salcedo

A digital marketer who’s always daydreaming about her next getaway. This wanderlust is living proof that traveling can be affordable! She’s traveled to many countries thanks to Piso fare flights. Read the 7 best seat sale hacks that worked for her.

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14 Comments

  1. Hong Kong is definitely a destination that is on my must-see list, heard so many amazing things on it. Definitely saving this post for future use, hopefully not too far in the future.

  2. Hong Kong is a gorgeous place to check out! I haven’t been for years but have been wanting to go back @__@. I love your schedule – nicely packed and organized. The ticket price isn’t bad at all either! Thanks for sharing these tips!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    1. Hi, Nancy! Thanks for dropping by! Yes, Hong Kong is such a gorgeous (and relatively cheap) place to visit – and because of its proximity from the Philippines, I keep on coming back for a quick escape. 😍 Hope you can visit there back soon! 💋

  3. This is a fabulous guide! Thanks for breaking down the times for each location – this is really helpful for when we plan our trip. It’s great to know that 3 days/2 nights is ample time to experience this city!

  4. Despite living in China for 2 years I unfortunately never made it to Hong Kong. This is a great guide, very helpful if I do make it. That sounds like the perfect extended layover trip on the way to somewhere else in Asia too

  5. The 10-15K budget for 3 days…is that per person? HK is one of the places we plan to visit with the kids. Sana soon after the pandemic. Just not sure if we’re visiting Disneyland, pinag iisipan pa namin. We’re more into the locals and culture type of seers. But honestly, ganda ng itinerary mo.

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