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Hong Kong is a city many people pass on transit, and it is one many don’t budget enough time to explore.
While Hong Kong might be known for its high density living, the city itself is big enough that a 3 day trip would only get you the highlights.
Luckily, many major sights are clustered together!
So whether you are here on transit or a weekend getaway, here’s a 3 day Hong Kong itinerary and weekend guide:
3 days in Hong Kong itinerary
Day 1 – Hong Kong views and a culture fix
Hong Kong is well connected, so whether you are arriving through the land border, ferry, or airport, getting to the city center should take no more than an hour or two.
Hong Kong is best known for its spectacular skyline, so our first stop will be up to the Peak to admire it all.
Getting the historic Peak Tram up is an experience itself, built 120 years ago as a means to transport passengers.
There are many things to see on the Peak, notably the Sky Terrace 428 atop the iconic wok-shaped Peak Tower. It offers a great panorama of central, admiralty and across the Victoria Harbour.
If you like museums, there are Madam Tussauds as well as the 3-D art museum Trickeye. However, if you have the time and energy, there are plenty of other scenic spots around the Peak.
Once you’ve finished looking around the Peak, you can take the tram back down to Admiralty/Central area. While there are many choices, for Chinese food with a twist of contemporary, I suggest Duddells. You can take the MTR for one stop or even the tram! Duddell’s Pork and Shrimp Dumpling is to die for.
After lunch, head on over to Sheung Wan to see the historical neighbourhood. First up is the Man Mo Temple, dating back to 1847 and dedicated to the god of Literature and Martial Arts.
After the dose of culture, you can stroll over to PMQ. Formerly the Police Married Quarter, it is now refurbished as a space for local creatives and artists.
Browse around for some one-of-a-kind designs to take home, and if you get tired, you can always get a drink at Aberdeen Street Social.