If you’ve scored one of those 12,500 free Cathay Pacific tickets, here’s a 7D6N Hong Kong itinerary ranging from must-see sights to mouth-watering eats to help you plan your next trip to the Fragrant Harbour!
Hong Kong — a city that never sleeps. It’s vibrant, it’s full of surprises and it’s calling your name! You might have heard that Cathay Pacific recently gave away 12,500 free tickets to Hong Kong (and that they were all gone within 40 minutes!). Yup, you heard right — 40 minutes!!! The only catch is that you’ll have to make the most of your time there as the tickets are only valid for a two to seven-day trip. But fear not, because we’re here to help you craft an unforgettable itinerary for your Hong Kong adventure.
We’ll show you the hidden gems of this city, the best local eats, and the most exciting experiences to have during your short stay. Get ready to hop on a rollercoaster of flavours, sights, and sounds, as we take you on a journey through the unique and diverse culture of Hong Kong!
Start Your Trip Off With Stunning Views From Victoria Peak
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Known as Mount Austin, Victoria Peak is the highest point on Hong Kong Island which offers iconic views of skyscraper-flanked Victoria Harbour, the Kowloon peninsula, and ragged mountain peaks. Take the historic Peak Tram to the very top and soak in the stunning panoramic view of the city beneath your feet! It’s worth every penny.
Opening Hours: 7 AM – 12 AM
Cost: HKD 45 for a single trip, HKD 100 for a round trip
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Lunch At Mak’s Noodles In The Peak
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After an Instagrammable session at Victoria Peak, head to Mak’s Noodles to try Hong Kong’s famous Wanton Noodles! Using the same recipe for the past century, they serve el dante noodles in rich, flavourful sticky broth. Coupled with plump, smooth wonton filled with prawns, this dish makes for a satisfying soup experience. Ranked as the ‘Best Wanton Noodle Eatery’ in Hong Kong, Mak’s will undoubtedly make you fall in love with local Chinese delicacies.
Opening Hours: 10 AM – 10:30 PM
Address: The Peak Galleria, Shop 12-13, Level 1, 118 Peak Road
Cost: ~ HKD 36/pax
The Ultimate 7D6N Hong Kong Itinerary 2023: Find out more about Mak’s Noodles here
Stroll Along Central District
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The Central District in Hong Kong is home to many amazing skyscrapers including the Bank of China Tower and the HSBC Building. As well as shopping malls and shopping arcades adorned with marble. Let your food digest as you visit designer boutiques and major brands in The Landmark, Prince’s Building, The Galleria and more!
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Dine With Style At Lee-Lo Mei
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Head to the iconic “Lan Kwai Fong” area known for its nightlife and bustling atmosphere and indulge in local food culture at Lee-Lo Mei! A well-known restaurant, Lee-Lo Mei gives classic Hong Kong food a high-end makeover. The interior’s inspired by traditional Hong Kong eateries and the food is infused with locally-grown fresh ingredients making it all the more delicious. Don’t miss out on giving the Taro Dumplings with Duck Confit (HKD $88), Steamed Cheung Fan stuffed with Foie Gras and Black Truffle (HKD $138), and Claypot Rice Bowls with Canadian Spot Prawns and Squid Ink (HKD $238), a try!
Opening Hours: Mondays to Thursdays, 12 PM – 12 AM. Fridays to Saturdays, 12 PM – 2 AM
Address: G/F & 1/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
Cost: ~ HKD 300/pax
The Ultimate 7D6N Hong Kong Itinerary 2023: For more on Lee-Lo Mei click here
Day 2: Lantau Island
View The Tian Tan Buddha
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A large bronze statue of Buddha on Lantau Island, The Big Buddha symbolises the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and faith. At 34 metres tall, the statue is one of the largest seated Buddha statues in the world and is made of 202 bronze pieces on a three-storey platform. Visitors can either take a cable car ride from Tung Chung or climb 268 flights of stairs to the top for a magnificent view of Lantau Island and the magnificent Buddha.
Opening Hours: 10 AM – 5:30 PM
Address: Ngong Ping Road, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Cost: HKD 235 (Adults), HKD 110 (Children) for round-trip cable car ride
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Fill Your Bellies At The Po Lin Monastery
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Founded by three monks in 1906, the Po Lin Monastery has more than a century’s worth of history behind it. The name Po Lin means beautiful lotus — a fitting name for its breathtaking grounds. Explore the monastery’s grand temple, and take a look around monks’ homes and shops selling incense! There’s also a vegetarian restaurant serving authentic monastery meals. There, you can enjoy a deluxe meal of warm vegetable soup, lemon beancurd sheets, spring rolls, and mushroom dishes in a private room.
Opening Hours: 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Address: Po Lin Monastery, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island
Cost: HKD 60 (regular meal), HKD 100 (deluxe meal)
The Ultimate 7D6N Hong Kong Itinerary 2023: Find out more about Po Lin Monastery here
End Your Day With Pink Dolphins At Tai O Fishing Village!
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After lunch, head down to Tai O Fishing Village on the western side of Lantau Island. Nicknamed the “Venice of Hong Kong”, Tai O is known for its stilt houses and pink dolphin sightings. Its friendly inhabitants, the Tanka, is a community of fishermen who love the sea and everything related to it.
Upon arrival, take a boat ride for a pink dolphin tour as you speed through the village and out to the China Sea in hopes of seeing the adorable creatures. While every tour does not guarantee a sighting, most visitors have claimed a high success rate of seeing pairs of dolphins jumping out of the water. Finally, end your day with dinner at Tai O Market Street, a treasure trove of local street foods, ceremony and temple paraphernalia, and seafood must-eats.
Opening Hours: 11 AM – 6 PM
Cost: Varies depending on vendor
The Ultimate 7D6N Hong Kong Itinerary 2023: Find out more about Tai O Fishing Village here
Day 3/4: Head To The Happiest Place On Earth — Disneyland
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What’s the point of travelling to Hong Kong if you’re not going to visit the most magical place on Earth? Hong Kong Disneyland is the largest theme park in the country and is filled with endless fun for kids and adults alike. From meeting your favourite Disney characters to hopping on thrilling rides and witnessing the spectacular fireworks displays at night, there’s something for everyone here! Beat the queues with Fastpasses, enjoy a 10% discount on merchandise before 1 PM, and munch on yummy halal food (yes, Hong Kong Disneyland is the only Disney resort in the world with halal food) as you spend a day or two with your loved ones. Letting the inner child in you be the happiest kid around.
Opening Hours: 10:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Address: Sunny Bay, Lantau Island
Cost: HKD 639 for 1-Day admission, HKD 904 for 2-Day admission
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Day 5: Macau
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Located on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, Macau is known as the Las Vegas of Asia for its luxurious casinos, hotels, and family-friendly attractions. Tip: Taking the ferry to the island makes for an interesting day trip option as the islands are just 60km apart.
While there are two ferry operators — TurboJet and Cotai Water Jet — located at the major terminal in Sheung Wan, both operators run daily ferries at a similar price to different destinations. TurboJet docks at Macau’s Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal, which is closer to the city centre. While Cotai Water Jet docks at Taipa Ferry Terminal, which is closer to the casinos and hotels. For this itinerary, we recommend going with TurboJet to visit the more scenic places in Macau away from the glitz and glamour.
Opening Hours: Ferries depart every 15 minutes
Cost: HKD 308 for a round-trip on weekdays
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Visit The Famous Ruins Of St. Paul’s
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Arguably Macau’s most famous landmark, the Ruins of St. Paul’s continues to captivate tourists centuries from when it was originally constructed. While you only see the remains of a beautiful old church today, the ruins serve as a key reminder of Macau’s unique roots. The site was used to house St. Paul’s College and the Church of St. Paul — the largest church in Asia at the time.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, you can climb up a steel stairway to the top of the facade from the rear to get a closer look at the stone carvings, and visit the Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt at the bottom of the ruins. The museum holds many religious artefacts including Sino-Portugese crucifixes and a 17th-century painting of St. Michael the Archangel — the only surviving work from the original college.
Opening Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM
Address: 地下B座, Edificio Cheong Van, 46號 R. da Tercena, Macao
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Chow Down At Mariazinha
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To get the most out of Macau’s Portuguese culture, head to Mariazinha — the best place to enjoy an authentic Portuguese meal near the Ruins of St. Paul’s. The conveniently-located Mediterranean European restaurant is a family-owned business that brings locals and tourists food prepared with the best ingredients. Enjoy some of Mariazinha’s most loved dishes: The Suckling Pig, Grilled Octopus, Seafood Acorda, Grilled Codfish with Cornbread, and Northern Portugal’s popular Francesinha! If you love to enjoy a glass of champagne or two, head down during dinner service (from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM) to enjoy free-flow champagne with your meal.
Opening Hours: 11:30 AM – 3 PM, 6:30 PM – 10 PM
Address: MacaoR. de Santa Filomena, 10號MO MacauR. do Monte, 8號Tak Fat Building 2
Cost: ~ HKD 128 – 385/pax
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Sightsee Around Senado Square
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One of the four largest squares in Macau, Senado Square was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List as it forms part of the Historic Centre of Macau. A popular spot for cultural activities, public events, and celebrations, Senado Square is well-known for its iconic fountain. Located in the centre of the square, this celestial globe symbolises Portugal’s maritime expedition.
Littered with countless shops and souvenir stores, the square is a busy commercial area with western-style buildings for tourists to visit. Check out the Rosary Church, Holy House of Mercy, and Leal Senado to experience how modem local lifestyles manage to live in harmonious coexistence, crystallising the oneness of Chinese and western cultures. Want else is there to explore? Head to the east for the Macau Cathedral, the north for the Lou Kau Mansion, or the south for the Casino Lisboa — a famous casino in Macau.
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End Your Day At Macau Tower
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In the evening, head to the famous Macau Tower where you can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the vibrant city. Hop on to its glass-fronted elevator and soar to a whopping height of 338 meters in 60 seconds. Have your top-of-the-world moment on the observation deck as you get a sweeping unobstructed view of the Macau islands, all the way to Hengqin, Zhuhai and neighbouring mainland China. Let life take a backseat as you soak in the mesmerising view of the Pearl River Delta.
For dinner, the Tower offer a few amazing dining options. Enjoy an international buffet at 360 Cafe if you’re feeling fancy. Check out Trombi Rija for another great twist on Portuguese cuisine. And for our Chinese-loving tourists, head to Lua Azul for the best Chinese cuisine Macau has to offer!
Opening Hours: 10 AM – 7 PM (Weekdays), 11 AM – 8 PM (Weekends and Public Holidays)
Cost: HKD 195 (Adults), HKD 115 (Children and Senior Citizens)
The Ultimate 7D6N Hong Kong Itinerary 2023: Find out more about the Macau Tower here
Day 6: Shenzhen
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If you thought Macau is the only neighbouring island you could visit from Hong Kong, then you’re truly mistaken. Take a day trip to the nearby city of Shenzhen in mainland China!
Seek Your Next Thrill At The Window Of The World Theme Park
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A well-known theme park in Shenzhen, the Window of the World park provides tourists with a view of the world through its miniatures of famous landmarks including the Thai Royal Palace from Thailand, the Taj Mahal from India, the Sydney Opera House from Australia, and even the Eiffel Tower from Paris. With three major rides, visitors can choose to take a classic flume ride through impressive American National Park-themed mountain scenery, ride a bobsled through the jungle, or take an indoor rollercoaster through Atlantis.
Opening Hours: 9 AM – 11 PM
Address: No.9037, Shen Nan Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province (深圳市南山区深南大道9037号)
Cost: RMB 100 – 220
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Cool Off At Alps Bingxue Shijie
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Within the same district as Window of the World, visitors can head to Alps Bingxue Shijie for a chilly escape from the hot and humid weather. Inside, you can skate through a gigantic ice rink and even try skiing and sledging down one of the slopes at a temperature of 10 degrees! While this place is not well-known to foreigners, it’s a much better bet than ice skating at the Holiday Inn next door.
Opening Hours: 9 AM – 10:30 PM
Address: Windows of the World, Huaqiao Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518053 China
Cost: RMB 50-60/pax
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Satisfy Your Street Food Cravings At Dongmen Pedestrian Street
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Dongmen Pedestrian Street is a rather popular street known for its bustling atmosphere. It offers a variety of authentic local food options, including street food, traditional Chinese cuisine, and international cuisine. While most might know Dongmen for its labyrinth of shops and sales, it transforms into a massive food market at night — with mobile street food carts serving everything from fruit to fish. Hidden from the world, you can enjoy the freshest seafood, barbeque, Taiwanese pancakes, baozi (buns), soup, fruit, and deep-fried bread. No matter what you’re in the mood for, Dongmen has it.
Address: Dongmen Middle Road, Shenzhen 518000 China
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Day 7: Hong Kong
Brunch At Yee Shun Milk Company With The Ultimate Comfort Food
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Known for its double-skin steamed milk pudding, Yee Shun Milk Company is a popular breakfast or dessert shop for locals. The milk pudding is made from buffalo milk and steamed using a special technique, producing a cloud-like pudding with a thin skin of milk on the top. Incredibly rich and creamy, the milk pudding is best enjoyed hot or cold. Don’t miss out on ordering their scrambled egg sandwich — perfectly creamy eggs served between slices of soft untoasted white bread. Together with the milk pudding, this dish combo is sure to give you a fresh start to your day!
Opening Hours: 12 PM – 11 PM
Address: 506 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Cost: HKD 60/pax
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End Your Trip With A Scenic Ride On The Star Ferry
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Named by National Geographic as one of the 50 things you should do in your life, Hong Kong’s Star Ferry is not only a mode of transportation but a superstar icon, having appeared in many TV and blockbuster movies. While the short harbour tour offers you some stunning views of the city’s skyline (be it in the day or night), it also gives you a glimpse of the everyday life of locals as well. Connecting Kowloon and Hong Kong Island up until the 1970s, the Star Ferry has been a staple of the local transportation scene. Sailing from Victoria Harbour, you can travel to either Central Hong Kong, Wan Chai, or Hong Kong Disneyland. For a more comprehensive experience, several vendors do offer harbour tours with the Star Ferry as it sails around the islands to give you the most picturesque scenes of this gorgeous bustling city.
Opening Hours: 6:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Address: Hong Kong, 中環民光街中環7號渡輪碼頭
Cost: HKD 3.20 (Adults), HKD 1.90 (Children)
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