Victoria Peak tram station, Hong Kong
Vacations to Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Regularly rated one of the top cities in the world, Hong Kong is brimming with glimmering skyscrapers and a buzzing atmosphere - and none more so than on Hong Kong Island. As the financial hub of the territory, this is Canary Wharf multiplied by ten. One of its most iconic landmarks is the Bank of China (BOC) Tower, and the Central Plaza, which offers free views over the city from the 46th floor. The island's strangest (but oddly interesting) attraction is the Central-Mid Levels Escalator system that ferries thousands of commuters to work each day. The complete set of escalators runs for 800 meters through the Central district, climbing a total of 135 meters. The system's free and takes around 25 minutes one-way - a great way to save tired feet.
Top of your must-do list is a visit to Victoria Peak, the highest point on the island (though not Hong Kong). Rising 552 meters above the harbor below, the 125-year-old Peak Tram funicular climbs its way at a perilous angle for eight minutes up the hillside to take you to the visitor centre and Peak Tower. For a different experience, you can wind your way along hairpin bends on the number 15 bus. The 50 kilometer Hong Kong Trail also starts on the Peak, passing through the five country parks of Hong Kong Island. This series of hiking trails offer superb vistas of the city and there are 8 different routes to choose from.
Hiking trails overlooking the city
Enjoy amazing views of the city from Victoria Peak
Hong Kong Island Trip ideas
Here are some trip ideas to Hong Kong Island. All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. See one you like, or have a trip in mind? Call us now to book: 01483 319 333
Places to stay on Hong Kong Island
Here are some of our favourite accommodation options in Hong Kong Island. 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 on Hong Kong Island
Here are some of the things you can do in Hong Kong Island. 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 Island
When to go to Hong Kong Island
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.
It remains dry and cloudy, and depending on Chinese New Year some shops will be closed during this period.
March is one of the best times of year to visit Hong Kong when spring is beginning to bloom and temperatures start to rise.
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 is the start of typhoon season and therefore not a great time to travel.
Humidity is very hot and humid, with occasional downpours and sunny periods. Temperatures vary between the mid 20s-30s.
July is the sunniest month in Hong Kong, but showers continue and there is a high chance of typhoons.
Temperatures and humidity levels remain high, making trekking and exploring more uncomfortable.
September is one of the best months to visit Hong Kong. You'll have occasional days of rain but humidity eases off.
October is a great time to visit with lower temperatures and plenty of sunshine.
Light breezes and comfortable temperatures make November a pleasant month for exploring Hong Kong. Pack a light coat or jumper for the evenings.
Winters in Hong Kong are cool and dry. If you don't mind the cold, this is a good time to explore the sights.