Holidays to Hong Kong

No city in Asia encapsulates the concept of east-meets-west quite like Hong Kong. This small but mighty city quite literally rises out of the sea; with no space to expand out, Hong Kong’s collection of gleaming skyscrapers are forced to reach lofty heights. Walking through the city, you’ll find plenty of Chinese traditions remain despite the rapid speed of development, not least in its cuisine. Of course, the real star here is the traditional Cantonese cuisine, particularly dim sum - small bites served with tea. Street food served at “dai pai dong” stalls is delicious, or if you feel like treating yourself, there’s a raft of restaurants to pick from including 60 Michelin award winners.

Wander down Hollywood Road which weaves its way between towering buildings, and you’ll find an abundance of market traders selling anything from jade and antiques, to hand-pressed sugar cane juice. A short ride across the harbour on the Star Ferry, Kowloon Peninsula offers plenty of shopping and markets. Here you’ll find Tsim Sha Tsui promenade; the best vantage point from which to see the nightly light show.

They may be just an hour out of the city but you’ll feel a million miles away in the sleepy Outlying Islands. Lantau is the largest of the islands, and it’s worth spending a day or two here. For a stark contrast to the city’s commotion, take the cable car to the Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery, hidden in the lush mountains, taking in vistas of the forest and the sea as you go. Lamma and Cheung Chau can each be explored in a few hours - why not head over in the evening and dine out at one of the many seafood restaurants? Of course the real star here is Disneyland - 7 lands filled with magic and fun!

Set between Kowloon and mainland China, the rural landscape of the New Territories is in stark contradiction to the metropolis of the city. Often overlooked by travellers, the rugged country parks and coastal scenery are a welcome break from the dense city, and outdoor enthusiasts will be in their element with hiking trails, kayaking and golf galore.

Perfect as a bookend to any trip to Asia, a holiday to Hong Kong should not be missed.

Highlights

  • Amazing cuisine from around the world

  • Incredible light show at Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront

  • Spectacular panoramic views from Victoria Peak

Key info

  • Capital city: Hong Kong

  • Language: Cantonese & English

  • Currency: Hong Kong Dollar

  • Time difference: GMT + 8 hours

  • Flight time: 12 hours

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Hong Kong Trip ideas

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Places to go in Hong Kong

Here are some of the best places to go in Hong Kong. Got a few ideas about where you’d like to go or need some help? Call our Travel Designers now: 01483 319 333

Places to stay in Hong Kong

Here are a few of our favourite accommodation options in Hong Kong. All of our hotels and lodges are hand-picked by our Travel Designers. Need help deciding where to stay during your trip? Call our Travel Designers now and they’ll help you pick the best hotels suited to your needs: 01483 319 333

Things to do in Hong Kong

Here are some of the things you can do in Hong Kong. When you've chosen your favourite experiences, just give our Travel Designers a call and they'll put a trip together for you. If you need help choosing an experience, or if you want to learn more about it, our Travel Designers will be more than happy to talk to you. Just call them on: 01483 319 333

Map of Hong Kong

When to go to Hong Kong

Thanks to its subtropical location, Hong Kong is a year-round destination. Summers are hot and humid and winters mild and dry, with the best time to visit between October and December.

January

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This is one of the coldest months to visit Hong Kong. Many shops remain closed during the Chinese New Year - check dates before you plan your trip.  

February

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It remains dry and cloudy, and depending on Chinese New Year some shops will be closed during this period.  

March

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March is one of the best times of year to visit Hong Kong when spring is beginning to bloom and temperatures start to rise.  

April

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This is a great time of year to travel. The evenings can still be a little cool so pack a light jumper in case.  

May

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May is the start of typhoon season and therefore not a great time to travel.  

June

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Humidity is very hot and humid, with occasional downpours and sunny periods. Temperatures vary between the mid 20s-30s.  

July

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July is the sunniest month in Hong Kong, but showers continue and there is a high chance of typhoons.  

August

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Temperatures and humidity levels remain high, making trekking and exploring more uncomfortable.  

September

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September is one of the best months to visit Hong Kong. You'll have occasional days of rain but humidity eases off.  

October

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October is a great time to visit with lower temperatures and plenty of sunshine.  

November

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Light breezes and comfortable temperatures make November a pleasant month for exploring Hong Kong. Pack a light coat or jumper for the evenings.  

December

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Winters in Hong Kong are cool and dry. If you don't mind the cold, this is a good time to explore the sights.