Hong Kong and Macau Itinerary: 3 Days DIY Tour

Hong Kong and Macau Itinerary: 3 Days DIY Tour

Here are details of the 3-day itinerary we used during our Hong Kong and Macau Travel. It was a do-it-yourself (DIY) trip, so we planned everything and booked the tours/hotels ourselves.

We started touring around Hong Kong for the first two days, then traveled from Hong Kong to Macau by ferry, and finally ended the trip with one full day in Macau.

Read on if you’re looking for a sample 3 days and 2 nights itinerary or want to know how much it costs to travel to Hong Kong and Macau.


Hong Kong and Macau Itinerary Map

  1. Hong Kong Day 1
  2. Hong kong Day 2
  3. Macau Day Trip

Day 1: Arrival in Hong Kong, Lantau Island Tour, Hong Kong Disneyland

Manila to Hong Kong Flight via Cebu Pacific

 
Sunrise during the Early Morning Flight to Kong Kong

  • 3:40 AM – Check-in at Ninoy Aquino International Airport – Terminal 3
  • Breakfast at the terminal
  • 5:40 AM - Manila to Hong Kong Flight via Cebu Pacific (5J108)
  • 7:40 AM – Arrival at Hong Kong International Airport
  • Go through Immigrations Hall (we waited in line for around 1 hour because of the long queue, so be sure to rush ahead of the other passengers immediately after arrival)

Hong Kong International Airport

  • Exchange currency to Hong Kong Dollars
  • Visit Hong Kong Tourism Board Visitor Information Services for maps and brochures
  • Claim Hong Kong MTR Airport Express Travel Pass (bought online)
  • 9:00 AM – Transport to Wing Sing Hotel in Yau Ma TeiWe actually rode the Airport Express MTR to Kowloon MTR Station and then rode a bus (I already forgot the number) to Jordan MTR Station , which is one station away from Yau Ma Tei MTR Station . We travelled light, so it wasn’t much of a hassle carrying our baggage around.
  • If you have light baggage, you could also take the airport express line all the way to Hong Kong Station and then switch to the Tsuen Wan MTR (red) line in Central Station. Drop off at Yau Ma Tei Station.
  • Use Exit C at Yau Ma Tei MTR Station and walk to Wing Sing Hotel (2 blocks away)
  • 9:30 AM – Check-in at Wing Sing Hotel

Front View of Wing Sing Hotel

  • Stock up on food at 7/11 nearby
  • 10:00 AM – Transport to Tung Chung Town Center for Lantau Island Tour
  • Take MTR to Central Station and walk to Hong Kong Station to switch to Tung Chung MTR Line
  • Ride the MTR all the way to Tung Chung Station
  • 10:40 AM – Lantau Island Tour
  • Walk to Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Terminal
  • Take Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ride and enjoy breath taking aerial views of Lantau Island.

View from the Ngong Ping Cable Car

  • Explore Ngong Ping Village
  • Walk to Giant Buddha

Ngong Ping Village and the Giant Buddha

  • 1:40 PM – Transport to Disneyland Hong KongTake Nong Ping 360 Cable Car back to Tung Chung
  • Ride Tung Chung MTR line to Sunny Bay MTR Station and switch to Disneyland Resort line.

Inside Sunny Bar MTR Station

read more about Hong Kong’s Ngong Ping 360

A Day in Disneyland Hong Kong

  • Ride MTR to Disneyland Station
  • 2:00 PM – Explore Hong Kong Disneyland

Disneyland Hong Kong

  • Late Lunch
  • 9:00 PM – Fireworks Display at Sleeping Beauty’s Castle

Grand Fireworks at Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in Hong Kong Disneyland

read more about A Day in Disneyland Hong Kong

Temple Street Night Market Hong Kong

  • 9:30 PM – Transport to Temple Street Night Market (also called Men’s Night Market)Ride Disneyland MTR back to Sunny Bay and then take Tung Chung MTR line to Central MTR Station
  • Walk to Central MTR Station to switch to Tsuen Wan (red) line
  • Drop off at Yau Ma Tei MTR Station
  • 10:30 PM – Shopping at Temple Street night market
  • Temple Street is just found outside Wing Sing Hotel, so it’s pretty convenient if you want to do a little shopping and go back to your hotel room to call it a night
  • Dinner
  • You can buy a AC socket adaptor converter thinggy in Temple Street for HKD 5-10. Hong Kong Island mostly uses 220 volts, which is the same in the Philippines, so you can safely use your chargers/electronics but the shape of their plug is “the big T plug” one, not the the “2 parallel line plug” that we use (excuse my ignorance of electronic terms).

Day 2 – Hong Kong Star Ferry Ride, Victoria Peak Tour, Ocean Park, Ladies Night Market

Starferry Ride to Central Hong Kong

  • 10:00 AM – Breakfast at a Chinese Restaurant at the corner near Wing Sing Hotel
  • Buy snacks at 7/11 store
  • 10:30 AM – Star Ferry ride to Hong Kong Island
  • Ride MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Take Exit L4
  • Walk to Star Ferry Pier Terminal
  • Ride Star Ferry (upper deck) across Victoria Harbor – HK$2.3

Views of Victoria Harbor

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Victoria Peak Hong Kong Tour

  • 1:00 AM – Walk from Star Ferry Terminal (Hong Kong Island side) to The Peak  Tram lower terminus. This is a difficult part. Make sure you have a map with you so you don’t get lost. What we did was to orient ourselves with some landmarks along the way, so it will be easier to find the lower terminus. Just be mindful that it is just very near St. John’s Cathedral. If you think you’re getting lost or don’t know where you’re going just ask around for directions, there are a LOT of Filipinos in this area, especially on Sundays.

Walking to the Peak  Tram lower terminus

  • 11:20 AM – Take the Peak Tram to Victoria Peak (if you want to take advantage of the view while the tram is going uphill, sit on the right side of the tram, the one with 3 seats).

The Peak Tram Lower Terminus

  • 11:30 AM – Victoria Peak Tour
  • Enjoy the great panoramic views at the Sky Terrace on the roof level of The Peak Tower

Panoramic View at the Sky Terrace of The Peak Tower

  • Explore the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (Level P1 of the Peak Tower)
  • 2:00 PM – Transport to Ocean Park Hong Kong
  • Find Bus Terminal and take Bus 15 to Admiralty – HK$10.6. Drop off at Admiratly Station Bus Stop in Queensway St., which is directly in front of Admiralty Garden and near the Lippo Center. The bus ride downhill was very scenic and quite exhilarating because of the steep slopes. We sat on the second level of the bus and it was fun while it lasted.

Bus Ride from Victoria Peak to Admiralty

  • Walk to Terminal of Bus 629 at the corner of Drake and Tamar Sts., beside Admiralty Exit B
  • Take Bus 629 to Ocean Park – HK$10.6

Bus 629 to Ocean Park

  • 2:30 PM – Explore Hong Kong Ocean Park. Visit this page to view opening time of the theatre show at Ocean Theatre. During our trip it was 5:00 PM (we missed the 3:30 PM show because the theatre was already full at around 3:20 PM, so be sure to go to Ocean Theatre 15 minutes early).

Ocean Park Entrance

Dolphin Show at Ocean Theatre

  • Late Lunch
read more about Ocean Park Hong Kong
  • 7:00 PM – Transport to Tsim Sha Tsui for symphony of lights show
  • Take bus 629 to Admiralty – HK$10.6
  • Enter Admiralty Station Entrance/Exit C and ride MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Walk to the Avenue of Stars
  • 8:00 PM – Watch the symphony of lights show

Hong Kong Skyline during the Symphony of Lights

  • 8:45 PM – Shopping at Mong Kok District
  • Take MTR (Tsim Sha Tsui station) to Mong Kok Station
  • Shopping at Ladies’ Night Market
  • Dinner
  • 11:00 PM - Take MTR (Mong Kong Station) to Yau Ma Tei Station. Back to Hotel

Day 3 – Hong Kong to Macau Ferry; Macau Tour

  • 6:45 AM – Transport to HK’s Macau Ferry TerminalQuick stop at 7/11 store
  • Ride MTR (Yau Ma Tei Station) to Central MTR Station
  • Switch to Hong Kong (blue) line and take MTR to Sheung Wan
  • Walk to HK’s Macau Ferry Terminal
  • 7:15 AM – Turbojet Ferry Ride to Macau
  • 8:30 AM – Arrival at Macau Ferry TerminalProceed to Immigrations Area
  • Visit tourism office to get maps and brochures
  • No need to exchange currency to Macau Pataca since Hong Kong Dollar is accepted almost everywhere in Macau
  • 9:00 AM – Venetian Macau Tour (in Taipa)
  • Take Venetian Macau free shuttle located across the road from Macau Ferry Terminal (take underpass)

Venetian Macau Free Shuttle

  • Leave baggage at the concierge of the Venetian Macau
  • Sightseeing at the Shoppes Canal

The Shoppes Canal at Venetian Macau

  • Breakfast
  • Play the slot machines at the Casino
  • 11:30 AM – Macau Heritage Walk
  • Transport to Senate SquareTake Venetian Macau free shuttle to Macau Ferry Terminal
  • Ride Bus 10A to (Rua do) Almeida Ribeiro

Almeida Ribeiro, main street of Downtown Macau

  • Walk to Senate Square / Senado Square / Largo do Senado
  • You can also take the Grand Lisboa Casino Free Shuttle and then walk (less than 15 minutes) to Senado Square

Senate Square Sightseeing
Views of Senate Square

  • Walk to Ruins of St. Paul CathedralMake sure to get free taste samples of beef/pork jerky at the food shops along the way

  • Lunch
  • Photo-op at St. Paul Cathedral ruins

Facade of St. Paul Cathedral

  • Fortress Hill Tour
  • Fortress Hill is found at the right side of the St. Paul Cathedral ruins
  • The climb on the top can be quite tiring

Cannons at Fortress Hill

  • Visit Na Tcha Temple and Old City Walls at the left side, adjacent to the ruins of St. Paul Cathedral

Na Tcha Temple

  • Walking Tour of Camoes Garden

Verdant Views at Camoes Garden

read more about Ruins of St. Paul Cathedral and Senado Square Macau Tour

  • 4:00 PM – Transport to Fisherman’s WharfWalk back to Almeida Ribeiro
  • Buy pasalubong / presents in the shops along the way
  • Take Bus 10A to Macau Ferry Terminal
  • Take Pharaoh’s Palace Casino/Landmark Hotel free shuttle from Macau Ferry Terminal
  • 4:30 PM – Fisherman’s Wharf Sightseeing

Fisherman’s Wharf Theme Park with Sand Hotel and Casino

  • Walk towards the themed attractions near the entrance of the fisherman’s Wharf
  • 6:30 PM – Transport to Wynn HotelTake complimentary shuttle back to Pharaoh’s Palace Casino/Landmark Hotel
  • Take Pharaoh’s Palace Casino/Landmark Hotel free shuttle to Macau Ferry Terminal
  • Take Wynn Hotel free shuttle
  • 6:45 PM – 7:15 – Watch Fountain Show at Wynn Hotel

Fountain Show at Wynn Hotel

  • The view of Nam Van Lake from Wynn Hotel is also quite nice
  • 7:15 PM – Transport to Venetian MacauTake Wynn Hotel free shuttle to Macau Ferry Terminal
  • Take Venetian Macau free shuttle
  • 7:30 PM – Transport to Macau International AirportClaim baggage at the concierge of Venetian Macau
  • Carry baggage all the way to the other side of Venetian Macau
  • Take Venetian Macau free shuttle to Macau International Airport
  • 8:00 PM – Check-in at Macau International Airport

Departure Area of Macau International Airport

  • Dinner
  • 10:15 PM – Macau to Manila Flight via Cebu Pacific (5J363)
  • 12:15 AM – Arrive at Manila (Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3)

3 days and 2 nights Hong Kong and Macau Expenses

  • Total Expenses – HK$ 3463.4 or Php 21,126.74 per person
  • Expenses (excluding Airfare) – HK$ 2288.5 or Php 13,959.8 per person

*computed at currency exchange rate of 1 HK$ = Php 6.1

View our Hong Kong and Macau 3 Days 2 Nights Summary of Expenses.

Update: View the improved “Hong Kong and Macau “Theme Park Hopper” 3-day itinerary at DIYdetours.com.