If two days and two nights is all you have in the city of Hong Kong, you may be wondering the best way to squeeze in the area’s sites and attractions in such a brief amount of time, but don’t worry. For your 48-hour Hong Kong itinerary, we’ve got you covered.
Hong Kong Itinerary Day 1
Breakfast at Sing Heung Yuen – Start your day as early as you like by getting breakfast at Sing Heung Yuen, one of the most noteworthy places to get breakfast in Hong Kong. It’s an open-air food stall with an authentic vibe. Serving up a range of noodles and sandwiches, along with their revered butter and honey lemon crispy bun, you’ll be well-fueled for your day ahead.
Take a Tour to Big Buddha – Outside of the city lies the Big Buddha, or Tian Tan Buddha. With a tour company to guide you, you can easily squeeze this into your 48-hour Hong Kong tour, and you’ll be happy you did. The bronze Buddha is a sight to see, bringing a sense of wonder to your trip. While there, venture by foot to Ngong Ping Village for some local fare. Ngong Ping Garden Restaurant is an ideal lunchtime selection whether you’ve got family in tow or you’re traveling solo.
Tram It to the Peak at Sunset – The Peak is located on Hong Kong’s highest point. It’s a rather exclusive residential region, but allows tourists to see the city from a whole new perspective. You must take a classic tram through urban thoroughfares and greenery in order to get to your destination, but this only makes the experience that much more unforgettable.
Dinner at Yat Lok – What can you eat in Hong Kong that you won’t find elsewhere? It’s roasted goose, and you can discover it at Yat Lok. With a Michelin star to its name, this place has the chops, and it can prove it through crispy, savory fowl.
Hong Kong Itinerary Day 2
Brunch and More Along the Wan Chai Heritage Trail – Taking the walking trail through Wan Chai is the ideal way to spend a morning. Two hours in length, it leads you through Hong Kong’s beautiful architecture and culture alike. This includes the famous Blue House and the Old Wan Chai Post Office. The trail itself is free, but you can stop at one of many brunch destinations along the way. We like The Cupping Room, an Italian joint filled with brunch classics like poaches eggs with smoked salmon, eggs benedict and more. Otherwise, you can check out Ovo Cafe, a healthier brunch-time option.
Venture to Mong Kok to Shop – Mong Kok is a bustling part of Hong Kong, with plenty of shopping to satiate your retail therapy cravings. It’s got big names and local stores alike, so you’re bound to find your niche.
Spend Sunset at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade – On the last evening of your Hong Kong stay, don’t miss out on sunset at the promenade. The view is legendary, and really envelops what the city is really all about. It’ll surely be the cherry on top of your Hong Kong tour.
Dinner at Lin Heung Tea House – This place is a destination all its own. At Lin Heung Tea House, you’ll find the true star of your Hong Kong itinerary, and it’ll be in the form of delectable dim sum. It’s crowded, but for good reason, and we think it’s worth the squeeze. Moreover, you can get there by taking the star ferry from Tsim Sha Sui to Central, which is an experience in and of itself.