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I am planning for a trip to Hong kong and macau for six nights. I wanted to keep three nights for macau and 3 nights for Hong kong but after looking at number of attractions in each destination I am confused. please advise.


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I would allocate more nights to Hong Kong myself, but it's difficult to advise you without knowing what you are interested in.

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thanks for your reply, I am more interested in Sight seeing, Land scaping , theme parks, internation shows, I am not interested in museums....

I am thinking to keep 4 nights for hong kong and 2 for macau.

I am also looking for hiring a car in hong kong. is it advisable?

I have been to singapore and used public transport. I ended up walking more and tired at the end of the day.

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You won't need a hire car in HK, especially if you are only considering it to save on short trips.

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You'll do a lot of walking in HK too, that's how HK people keep so slim even with all those restaurants. But a car won't help you. HK public transport is excellent. Just make rest stops as needed.

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I think you could probably do Macau as a day trip without having to spend the night there if you take the ferry from HK in the morning (say, 9:00) and take the ferry back after dinner (say, 7:00 pm). I love Macau, but unless I wanted to spend time in the casinos, I wouldn't go there for more than a day.

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I certainly would not advise a non-local to drive in Hong Kong. I even have friends in Hong Kong who never drive. It is probably better to get a taxi when you are feeling too tired. It may work out cheaper than car hire, and you will certainly avoid the hassle of looking for a parking spot.

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If you don't want to be too rush, you may want to stay in Macau for 2D1N. You may watch The House of Dancing Water - a fountain dance show and go to the Macau. See if you would like to try any car racing activities. If yes, you may have to stay for longer.

There are lots of sightseeing spots in Hong Kong. It would take 4-5 days if you are going to spend some time on hiking, theme parks, and sightseeing.

It's not recommended for a visitor to drive in HK. I drive in HK and it's really difficult to find a parking slot in town, especially at the weekend. Also, taxi fares would be cheaper than the parking fees.

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>>I am thinking to keep 4 nights for hong kong and 2 for macau.<<<

This is a good split. After 3-4 days you will have seen quite a bit of Hong Kong and being able to spend 2 nights will give you opportunity to see a very different Macau.

The problem with day trips to Macau is that it prevents you from seeing more than the highlights before you need to head back to the ferry for your trip back to HK. There are some very nice areas of the city like St. Lazarus Parish, Tap Seac, Taipa and Coloane Village that you wont have time for when making a day trip only. With 2 nights, you can see these other, often less visited areas of Macau and you can enjoy some seriously good dining and food experiences. We tend to feast while in Macau and fast while here in HK.

There is almost always some very good exhibitions there. For example, at present you can see French masterpieces from Manet, Renoir, Picasso, Matisse and others at the MAM (see link). You won't be able to find exhibitions of this quality here in Hong Kong.


For information about Macau, do spend some time on the Macau forum, Macau Government Tourist Office website and have a look at the 'What's On Macau' website to see what events and exhibitions are on.

Enjoy your time in HK and Macau

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Thanks for the wonderful input. I am not going to drive in Hong kong and macau :) !

I am planning first four nights in Hong kong , one night in Macau(Two days) and the last night in Hong kong for shopping.

Please suggest the iternary for these days. I am not applying for Visa and assuming that I will get Visa on arrival for both locations (Hong kong and macau)

Day 1 early morning arrival at hongkong airport.

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7 back to delhi

I like Land scaping, International Shows, Famous food joints, theme parks, cheap shopping markets, anything which is fun to watch or worth visiting.

I dont like museums.

Edited: 26 August 2014, 15:10