How to Spend 2 Days in Hong Kong
With two days in Hong Kong, you have time to see both the top attractions and to delve deeper into the city’s multicultural heritage, explore its vibrant neighborhoods, and take in its modern architecture both in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Here are your options for spending two days in Asia’s “world city.”
Day 1: Essential Hong Kong
**Morning:**Kick off your trip with a guided city highlights tour or a hop-on hop-off bus tour to explore Hong Kong’s top sights at your leisure. Either option takes you by must-see attractions such as Victoria Peak, Tsim Sha Tsui, Temple Street, Stanley Market, and the floating fishing village of Aberdeen.
**Afternoon:**After lunch, spend your afternoon exploring the street markets for which Hong Kong is famous. Snap photos of the brightly colored Flower Market, stroll through the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, shop for bargains at the Ladies Market, and sample Cantonese street food at Temple Street Market.
**Night:**No trip to Hong Kong is complete without a cruise on Victoria Harbour. From the deck of a boat, take in the twin skylines as they light up at night. Cruise at sunset or during the nightly Symphony of Lights performance.
Day 2: Cuisine and Culture
**Morning:**Take the morning to explore Hong Kong’s cultural heritage on a historic walking tour. Alternatively, stroll through the Western District to explore its traditional shops, do some browsing for antiques on Hollywood Road, or duck inside Man Mo Temple, the oldest in Hong Kong.
**Afternoon:**Treat your tastebuds to one of the world’s top culinary capitals on a food tour. Sample bites from open markets and back alleys of Central and Sheung Wan, indulge in dim sum, sip milk tea, and finish with a custard tart. For hands-on experience, take a dim sum cooking class.
**Night:**Let loose on your final night in Hong Kong. Much of the city’s nightlife centers on Kowloon; get your bearings with an after-dark tour before going it alone. Stroll past the neon-lit bars of Mong Kok, learn of Yau Ma Tei’s rough past, and explore the stalls at Temple Street Night Market.