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5 Days and 4 Nights Hong Kong + Macau Itinerary and Guide

5 Days and 4 Nights Hong Kong + Macau Itinerary and Guide

This Hong Kong + Macau Itinerary and Guide is based on my actual assessment on how to possibly fit-in all your “things to do” during your travel. We were a large group (15 individuals) when we traveled to Hong Kong and we fit-in all the tourist destinations in our list for just 5 days. So if you visit the place with fewer folks in the group, you can do it without cramming.

Things to Note

  • Book the earliest flight to Hong Kong. You can take Cebu Pacific which leaves Manila as early as 5:40AM daily.
  • Research for the travel routes and the MTR and bus stations near your hotel to the places you would like to visit. You can stay at H.K. Taisan Guesthouse if you haven’t booked your accommodation yet. Their Filipino (Ate Yolly) caretaker is very accommodating and they also sell discounted attraction tickets. You can also book your hotel at Agoda.com where you have several accommodation options to choose from.

  • To avoid long queue, purchase your attraction passes in advance. Read my article entitled, Where to buy discounted Hong Kong Attraction tickets or passes.
  • Always keep individual copies of your bookings (return plane tickets and hotel bookings with contact info) to avoid immigration delays. Some officers may randomly check for it and will send you to the interrogation room if you can not present the papers.

Philippine Travel Taxes

PassengerFirst ClassEconomy Class
Children*  (2-12 years old)₱1,350.00₱810.00
Dependent of an OFW*₱400.00₱300.00
*Subject for an additional ₱200.00 processing fee for Reduced Travel Certificate.


Day 1 (The Peak)

Posting with Iron Man at Madam Tussauds

Posing with Iron Man at Madam Tussauds

  • Upon arrival in Hong Kong, purchase your Octopus Card. You can use the card to pay MTR and Bus fares and even for groceries. For HKD150.00, the card has HKD100.00 consumable load – the HKD50.00 will serve as refundable security deposit fee.
  • Hotel checkin and short rest.
  • Peak Tram, Sky Terrace at the Peak Tower, and Madam Tussauds wax museum visit.
  • Avenue of the Stars and shopping in Mong kok.

You can check my article on how we spent the day 1 of our tour.

Day 2 (Visit to Macau)

The Team at Venetian Macau

The Team at Venetian Macau

If you wish to return to your home country from Macau, you can visit the place last but make sure that you stay for at least one night. You need a day to explore this small territory.

Day 3 (Disneyland)

You probably need a whole day to explore Hong Kong Disneyland. The light show and the fireworks display every 8:00PM is a must see.

Group Photo at DisneyLand

Group Photo at DisneyLand

Day 4 (Ocean Park)

Ocean Park opens at 10:00AM daily so make sure to be there when the gate opens or else, you won’t be able to fully explore the park. You can check the Pandas first then proceed to the Cable Car station where the queue is shorter during the morning and take a cable car to the Summit. You can explore the rest of the Waterfront section before going home. Check my article on how we spend our day in Ocean Park.

The Abyss Ride

The Abyss Ride

Day 5 (Going Home)

If you’re not taking the Airport Express, you can refund your remaining load and the security deposit of your octopus card at the nearest MTR station.

Posting Beside the Company Ad

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  • mhean

    gud day po.ask lang po sana ako ksi first time ko po magtotour . papunta po malaysia for 3 days lang po. dati po ako ofw kakadating ko lang po nung august. wla po ako work now,, anu po kaya hihingin na documents sakin ng immigration kung sakali..tnx po sna mahelp nyo ako kasi this week ko na po plan papunta dun.. salamt po

    • Sorry po pero wala akong maibigay na tamang sagot. Usually, tatanungin ka ng immigration officer kung ano gagawin sa pupuntahan mong country, at kung ano trabaho mo. Hahahanap ka ng roundtrip ticket at company ID.

      Kung hindi ka nagtatrabaho ngayon, baka mas marami silang tanong, titinganan ang kakayahan mong e-fund ang biyahe mo sa labas. So mas maigi na magdala ka na lang ng sapat na pera, hotel bookings, at bank statement kung maari. Pero ‘wag niyo po agad itong ipakita, kung sakaling hahanapin lang.

      Since dati kang OFW, di ako sigurado kung makakagaan ito o makakabigat sayo. Pwede kasi nilang isipin na kaya ka lumabas ay para maka-pangapply.

      Dapat honest lang kayo sa layunin niyo. Good luck at Ingat!

      • mhean

        thanks po sa reply nyo.un na nga po naoofload ako kasi wala ako mpakita na proof at dahil wala ako work di nila pinayagan kasi cguro inisip nila n mag hahanap ako ng work kahit my confirmed hotel booking na ako at roundtrip ticket at bank statement ako..#offload hhehe anyway tahnks po sa pagreply nyo.

  • Pauline

    Hi! ask lng po about sa 2nd day nyo dba po nag macau kau, ano po transportation an sinakyan nyo and how much? balak po ksi nmin na 2nd day nmin sa hong kong macau din punta pero ang plan nmin punta sa umaga then balik sa hong kong ng gabi… ano po suggest nyo gawin nmin and sakyan and suggestions nyo po? … Pls. reply ASAP… Thanks! 🙂

  • Geno Cruz

    Good day po! 🙂 ask ko lang po sana kung itong tour niyo po nung nag HK & Macau kayo is package? or sariling tour lang po? kung pacakgepo, san ko po siya mahahanap? hiwalay po ba yung airfare niyo sa tour po? kasi ganun po yung balak namin. family of 5, all adults po. thank you

    • Geno, we arranged everything for the tour; the itinerary, flights, and the hotels bookings. Di kami kumuha ng package niyan para may freedom kami to extend or shorten the stay per attraction site anytime we wanted to, unlike sa package tours na kailangan niyong sumunod sa sched.

      • Geno Cruz

        Ok po, yun din sabi sakin ng kapatid ko para hawak po namin oras namin. anyway, next year pa naman po balak namin so we can prepare din talaga for the expenses and everything. and gusto po naming gayahin yung ginawa niyong tour 😀 just to be sure lang po, kasi first time ko din, online niyo po binook lahat (hotel and attractions)? before your flight po para pagdating ng HK is hindi na pproblemahin?

        • Tama, Geno. We book our hotels and some of our attraction passes online. Yung ibang attraction pass, binili namin dun sa hotel.

  • ivie

    Hi! I would like to ask what month did you visit HK?

    • we visited on the later week of August. It was summer in HK that time.

  • ren

    Hi! I’d like to ask ..with the iterenary you made, how much were you able to spend each person? more or less? 😀 can u email me at renkristine@yahoo.com

    • That will completely depend on your preparations, the type of hotel you book, food you eat, and transportation you take.

      For us, we survived 30K/person budget for 5days. That excludes the promo fare ticket we booked months in advance.

  • Nikka Bautista

    Hi! Good day po. Tanong ko lang po sana, plano po kasi namin pumunta ng hk, tanong ko lang po kung san kami mas makakatipid, sa hongkong package tour? O yungg kami nlng po mismo mgpapabok ng tix, hotel room. At tix papuntang disneyland and oceanpark? San po ba kami mas mkktipid? Bale 3 lang po pala kmi, kami ng asawa ko saka yung baby po naming 2yrs old. Mgkno po kaya budget per person? Thanks po! God Bless! 🙂

    • Hi Nikka, For package tours, you are actually paying extra for convenience.

      Yung matitipid sa DIY ay depende sa pag-pa-plano mo. if you book your tickets and accommodations as early as possible, you may be able to get higher discounts. Tandaan, habang mas napapalapit ka na sa departure date mo, mas nagmamahal ang mga hotels. Try booking at Agoda – they have low price deals every Friday. For ticket discounts, check this article: http://www.freedomwall.net/travel/buy-discounted-hong-kong-attraction-tickets-passes/.

      Budget per person will depend on your length of stay and the attractions you would like to visit.

  • angie1875

    Hello. We are 6 people leaving for Hongkong during holy week april 1-5. Is Disneyland and Ocean Park open?

    • Hi Angie, I see no reason for both park to be closed on Holy Week. If in doubt, you can visit their official websites for answers.

      Also, Holy Week is a high peak..The queue in the ticket booth may get too long. You can visit this article: http://goo.gl/GGC5dV if you want to purchase your tickets in advance online. Most of them offer discounts.

      • angie1875

        Thank you for your reply. It is really appreciated.

  • kah lua

    Hi kelangan Po ba talaga ang Coe? Kasi ung id namin is parang badge Lang walang name ng company. Tapos Nung humingi Ako ng Coe kelangan may name at address ng company. Travel date Po namin is next week na

    • Hmmm, i’m not sure about showing a Cert. of Employment. If it’s your first time to travel abroad, the Philippine outbound immigration will look for an ID as proof of your local employment. If your badge does not have your employers name on it, then maybe you need to get a COE.

      Talk to your HR that you’ll just show it to the immigration officer, not as a requirement for visa application.

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  • mariam

    Hi! I would like to ask regarding the tax fee. Im from Dubai, I will visit manila for 2 days then fly to HK, stay there for 5 days then fly back to Dubai. Do I need to pay any tax going to HK if I already have paid the OFW tax from Dubai? Can I just show the receipt that is attached on my passport?

    • Hmmm, that is something that I could not answer Ma’am. I am really sorry.

      However, if the OFW tax is something that you need to pay when returning and leaving the country, then, I guess, you need to settle it in PH airport.

  • HK has complex bus route system so it’s better that you pre-determine your destinations already.

  • Chadel

    May I know which is more convenient and affordable for a group of 3 people? will it be purchasing a package tour deal? or just explore the place on our own?

    • iAn

      Doing it your own would be more convenient. You will not worry about the time, the delays, and the slow people in the tour group.

  • JME

    Hi iAn,

    We’ll visit HK 1st time for 5D4N next week. Do still have the copy of your bus route map? We’re still confuse of the bus routes/number if we’ll jump from one tourist attraction to another place.

    Hope you can enlighten us.


    • iAn

      Hello, JME!

      HK has complex bus route system so it’s better that you pre-determine your destinations already. Take note of those places and look for the closest bus stop and, of course, the bus number. This site may help you determine your routes >> http://www.nwstbus.com.hk/routes/index.aspx?intLangID=1

      However, I advise you to take the more convenient MTR (Trains like MRT in the Phils). It has stations at Disney Land, the shopping district, Kowloon, the HK International Airport, etc.. Also, MTR lines are interconnected so you need not to exit the station whenever you need to hop or transfer to another MTR line.

      Rent an Octopus Card at the airport. You can use this to pay MTR and Bus Fares and purchase items from shops that accept the cards – don’t worry, there are plenty of them. The HKD50 rent for the Octopus Card and the remaining unspent value can be refunded at any MTR station.

      I have also have tips in my articles, you can read them as well. Thanks!

  • Mahj

    Hi Ian, thanks for your blogs and itineraries. We’re planning to visit HK and Macau at the same time. I would like to ask if do we need to buy prepaid sim cards there for means of communication. The plan was to visit first all HK tourist spot then Macau then back to PH. But I’ve read some travel guides and what not suggested Macau-HK-PH than HK-Macau-PH. I hope you give us some travel tips. Thanks! 🙂

    • iAn

      Hi Mahj, buying prepaid SIMs is your choice. We opt not to during our visit because we pre-arranged that once we lost lost each other in the Park, we will re-group in the hotel. We also make sure that everybody is aware of the itinerary.

      Wether you choose PH-Macau-HK-PH or PH-HK-Macau-PH, either way works perfectly fine for me.

  • andagals

    hi po di ko kasi masyado na explore tong site gusto ko po sana malaman ung price for family 1 couple and 3 kids 5-9 years old po, kindly send me an email holy_banal@yahoo.com

    • iAn

      Sent you Sir and email. Thanks!

  • Jay Ar

    Hi. . . paano nyo po book yung accommodation s HK Taisan? o Walk in lang kayo di kayo ngpareserve? wala

    • iAn

      Jay Ar, we pre-booked via their website. For the link, see things to note above, 2nd bullet.

  • AJ

    Hi, ask ko lang if sa H.K. Taisan Guesthouse uso ba yung double room lang kinuha nyo pero tatlo kayo sa room (hindi idedeclare yung isa)?Pwede ba yun dun? thanks.

    • iAn

      Hi AJ, per room yung rate. They have rooms for single occupant, double or couples, and groups with 3 or 4 members. Kailangan niyong ideclare dahil malalaman at malalaman nila. It’s like a highrise apartment or condo with multiple rooms tapos ang caretaker ay dun na rin nakatira. Yung sala ang magsisilbing reception area.