7 Day Itinerary in Hong Kong Island

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A Week of Fun on the Hong Kong Island

If you have a full week in Hong Kong, you may want to add activities to your Hong Kong Island itinerary.

Day 1: Visit the Hong Kong Museum of History

Visiting the Hong Kong Museum of History is a great way to begin your tour around the island. The museum was established in 1975 and offers you a comprehensive lesson in local history. It is open every weekday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., from 9:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturdays and closed on Sundays. The admission fee is $10, except on Wednesdays when admission is free.

Day 2: Climb the Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak is one of the top tourist attractions in Hong Kong. Climbing the peak and proceeding to the Peak Tower, you will have the chance to experience an incredible city panorama. The Peak Tower offers many wonderful shopping opportunities and is easily reachable by tram.

Day 3: Visit the Ocean Park

The Ocean Park is an amusement and entertainment center where you can enjoy seeing various ocean animals, play games and ride on numerous attractions. The most popular activities to tourists are the dolphin show, the panda house and the ocean ride.

Day 4: Ride on the Star Ferry

A ride on the Star Ferry lasts about 10 minutes and will give you some exciting views of the Victoria Harbor, the impressive architecture of the Commerce Tower, the Legislative Council Building and the Hong Kong Conference Exhibition Center.

Day 5: Walk Along Men Street and Ladies Street

Men Street and Ladies Street are home to 2 open-air bazaars and one of the busiest streets in whole Hong Kong. The bazaars offer a wide selection of commodities and accessories suitable for both men and women. Everything is cheap, and bargaining is possible.

Day 6: Have Fun at the Hong Kong Disneyland

Visiting the Hong Kong Disneyland guarantees a day filled with fun. Both adults and kids will enjoy this amusement park and its fantastic rides and attractions. You will also be able to taste some great food and go shopping.

Day 7: Relax at the Mai Po Natural Area

You can spend a long and relaxing day at the Mai Po Natural Area, enjoying its fish and shrimp ponds, mangrove forest and abundant flora. This will surely restore your energy and help you recover from your intensive 7-day itinerary.



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Visiting a country like China is like trying to predict the unpredictable. So many sights, such unique displays, some offered by nature and others man made will make you glad there are such things as digital cameras and rechargeable batteries. There is so much to see and starting with Day 1 of a 7 Day Itinerary be sure to take in the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square in Bejing. View Tiananmen Square for its political history and the Forbidden City, a World Heritage site, and the former Chinese Imperial Palace beginning from the Ming Dynasty.

Bejing continued

Day 2 should take you to the site of the Summer Palace, also in Bejing which sits on man made Kunming Lake and hosts a variety of palaces and gardens. The Summer Palace is an easy destination from Bejing and sits northwest of the city.

Shanghai

Another famous tourist attraction,The Bund, should be your pick for Day 3. The Bund (rhymes with fund), offers historical buildings against the Huangpu River and is located north of Shanghai. Take in an evening river cruise on the Huangpu River and observe the Oriental Pearl Tower which until 2007 was the largest structure in China.

Yuyuan Gardens

On Day 4, and accessible from the Shanghai Metro, visit the Yuyuan Gardens, first established in 1559. The Gardens cover five acres and are considered to be the one of the finest in this region of China.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong, on China's south coast should start off Day 5. Recognized for its beautiful skyline and harbor, Hong Kong is home to 7 million people. Once a British colony, it was occupied by Japan, then went back to British rule until 1997 when China took it over.  Highlights of this area include taking the Star Ferry through Victoria Harbor, visiting Man Mo temple and then capping the day off with taking the tram to The Peak overlooking Hong Kong at sunset. Victoria's Peak (also referred to as The Peak) is a must.

Kowloon

On Day 6 Explore the Kowloon peninsula and walk along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. Kowloon is a more urban area of Hong Kong located north of Hong Kong island. The Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade is a great place to shop, museum hop and offers a wide variety of restuarants.

The Giant Buddha

Ending with Day 7, take the ferry to mountainous Lantau Island to see the Tian Tan Buddha or (Giant Buddha). The Tian Tan Buddha is an 85 ft tall bronze Buddha statue. You can take a two hour walk to visit the Giant Buddha or skip the walk in favor of a 25 minute cable car ride.

 

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