Best Time to Visit Hong Kong
Peak Season: April, July to September & December to February
There is no distinct peak or low season of the tourism in Hong Kong, for there is full of visitors all the time. However, in April, July to September, December to February and multiple festivals and holidays, Hong Kong welcomes a larger flow of tourists. Tourists go there for the Easter celebrations in April, and take their summer vacation in July and August to the super city. Up to September the weather is mild and pleasant for tours, and the discounts make Hong Kong a carnival place for shopaholics in December to February. Some of the months mentioned may not be the best time to go to Hong Kong, but large flows of travelers still arrive, which results in the massive crowds in attractions and the rise of air fares and price on hotels.
Slack Season: March, May to June & October to November
There are fewer tourists in the so-called Hong Kong low season, which are in March just after Chinese New Year, May to June after the holiday of May Day, and October to November after the National Day holiday. May and June are the typhoon season there, thus the two months might be the worst time to visit Hong Kong. However, the air fares would be on discount and you could enjoy your tour with less people.
Times to Avoid Travel
First, the public holidays with crowded visitors should be the time to avoid, such as Chinese New Year, May Day, National Day, and Christmas Day, etc. These holidays may be the best time to travel to Hong Kong in consideration of weather. However, the scenic spots are overcrowded and the transportation is busy. When the typhoons come, don’t hang out in Hong Kong as well. For visiting amusement parks like Disneyland there, weekends and holidays are never the good time.
Moreover, many conferences and meetings are held in Hong Kong every year. During the sessions, the prices of hotels there go up rapidly. So you’d better not go to Hong Kong in such a time.
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Travel to Hong Kong in the Four Seasons
Spring: March to Mid-May
The temperature increases and it turns to be wet, with frequent fogs and light rains.
Average temperature: 18 – 22℃ (64 – 72℉)
Clothes: T-shirts, jackets, jeans, suits
Recommended tour destinations: Early spring is the good time to visit Hong Kong. You can take a leisurely walk in parks, such as Kowloon Park, Victoria Park and Yuen Long Park. Lantau Island, Lamma Island, Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, museums like Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Museum of History, etc. are great destinations for spring outings, too. On sunny days, you can also go to Victoria Peak to overlook the city landscapes and Disneyland to have fun.
Summer: Late May to Mid-September
The summer in Hong Kong is very hot and humid, and the typhoon occurs. In the afternoon, there is often a short thunder shower or lightning storm.
Average temperature: 26 – 33℃ (79 – 91℉)
Clothes: T-shirts, skirts, dresses, shorts, sun-proof clothing
Recommended tour destinations: Hong Kong Ocean Park is a must go there to cool your summer down. Shek O, Lamma Island, Repulse Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Hong Kong Wetland Park, Peak Tower... are also visit-worthy. On Lantau Island, you can take the cable car of Ngong Ping 360 to have a bird’s eye view to the city. You can also enjoy the city views on Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, stroll around the night market on Temple Street, and experience the local nightlife at Lan Kwai Fong with refreshing beers.
Autumn: Late September to Early December – Best Time of Year to Visit Hong Kong
Both the temperature and humility turn to be milder in autumn, and the typhoon season ends. It’s one of the best times to visit Hong Kong for the clear weather most time.
Average temperature: 18 – 28℃ (64 – 82℉)
Clothes: thin jackets, shirts, long sleeves, thin knitwear
Recommended tour destinations: In autumn, you could go to visit almost all the attractions in Hong Kong. Victoria Harbour, The University of Hong Kong, Golden Bauhinia Square, and more landmarks are the musts. Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park, Madame Tussauds, Victoria Peak, Avenue of Stars, and more are interesting places with a variety of activities during the holidays of Mid-Autumn Festival and Halloween Carnival. You may also taste the Hong Kong foods at local restaurants or street parties, and see the sunset on sea at the fishing villages and beaches.
Winter: Mid-December to February
It’s also one of the best seasons to visit Hong Kong for the cool and dry weather. Sometimes the temperature would drop to 10℃ (50℉) or so.
Average temperature: 14 – 20℃ (57 – 68℉)
Clothes: sweaters, coats, woolen vests, thick jeans
Recommended tour destinations: They are the good months to visit Hong Kong, to take Peak Tram to the top of Victoria Peak, see idyllic fishing villages on offshore islands, and try delicious foods on snack streets. You can join the Hong Kong Winter Fest as well, especially around the time of Christmas. Culture Center, the banks of Victoria Harbour, and the famous attractions would hold theme activities. Taking a Harbour Cruise at night is also interesting, while enjoy the fireworks show of New Year’s Eve. You may go shopping to Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok, etc. too, to buy the items on great discounts.