Insider Tips for Planning an Unforgettable Trip to Hong Kong

Insider Tips for Planning an Unforgettable Trip to Hong Kong | If a trip to Hong Kong isn’t on your bucket list, it should be. It’s an easy travel destination that offers massive fun and remarkable cultural experiences. Via @aweinclusive #HongKong #Travel

If Hong Kong isn’t on your bucket list, it should be.

It’s an easy travel destination that offers massive fun and remarkable cultural experiences.

Flying Into Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) offers direct flights to and from many major cities across the world.

Ticket prices will be more expensive during January and February because of the New Year and Chinese New Year Celebrations.  Avoid these months to find cheaper flights to Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is an urbanized city with an extensive and reliable transportation system. Travelers will find the airport and surrounding areas easily accessible through public transport and taxis.

Where to Sleep

There is no shortage of affordable hotels in Hong Kong.

Check out the Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai or The Langham, Hong Kong, both popular hotels in the city.

With over a thousand options, Airbnb is the best option for budget savvy travelers. Choose from rooms on Hong Kong Island as well as the mainland.

Don’t forget to check out hostels when you’re searching for a place to sleep. Hong Kong has several choices in desirable locations.

What to Do

From festivals to theme parks to tours, there are endless events and activities to keep you busy during your trip to Hong Kong. In addition to checking out the popular tourist spots such as the Big Buddha, the Kowloon Walled City, and Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, visitors should plan to explore Hong Kong on a deeper level.

Take a walking tour to learn the city’s history, barter with vendors at the Temple Street Night Market, and slurp ramen with the locals until you’re a pro.

There are endless ways to occupy your time, so plan away!

Useful Information

Located on the southern tip of China, Hong Kong’s city limits include over 200 islands. With their own unique culture and landscapes, these islands offer unique experiences for visitors of this city.

Hong Kong has hot weather for most of the year, with a three-month period of slightly cooler weather from January through March. Travelers should pack umbrellas for visits between May and September, a time when it rains at least half the days of each month.

Most visitors won’t need a visa to enter Hong Kong if they aren’t staying for an extended period.

Bring your converter/adaptor. Hong Kong uses the same outlet style popular in European and African countries. Visitors from America will need to use their converters to lower the higher voltage of Hong Kong outlets or they risk frying their electronics!

Credit cards are usually accepted in this modernized city, although smaller stores may add a service charge to your purchase. ATMs accepting Visa and Mastercard are readily available for travelers to withdraw funds as needed.

Free WiFi is widely available throughout the city, and travelers will find it easy to connect while in popular tourist destinations.

Direct flights, reliable public transportation and varied lodging options make planning a trip to Hong Kong hassle free. With so many awesome things to do in the city, the hardest part is planning your trip home!

Photo by Ateens Chen via Flickr.com

  • Natalia

    Good tips! You should mention the Octopus card 🙂

    • Hey Natalia,

      Thank you for that suggestion! The Octopus Card makes managing travel funds a bit easier.

      This rechargeable, smartcard is awesome for travelers to use as a form of payment for transportation and purchases at many retailers across the city.

      Hong Kong visitors can purchase a tourist version of the Octopus Card while at the airport. Load money when needed at transportation and retail locations around Hong Kong.

      After the trip, an Octopus Card makes a good souvenir or scrapbook material.

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