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I've Never Been To Hong Kong, So I Asked AI To Design Me The Perfect 48-Hour Itinerary

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I have a confession to make: I've travelled a lot, but I've never been anywhere in Asia yet — which is wild, because it's always been on my bucket list.

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Well, good news! I'm finally making the trek, and Hong Kong is one of my stops. But with my take-off date fast approaching, I recently realized I hadn't planned much yet. So I decided to take a chance and have AI plan my schedule for me.

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I asked AI to give me the ultimate itinerary for Hong Kong. I want to experience it all — amazing views, incredible dining, and maybe a little bit of shopping. Here's what it suggested:

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Day 1 – Morning: First up, AI has me arrive in Hong Kong and stay at The Fleming Hong Kong. The design of this boutique hotel located in Wan Chai was inspired by the '60s and '70s industrial era of Hong Kong. I feel so cultured already.

Day 1 – Afternoon: After a much-needed nap, the first stop on the itinerary is to jump on one of those iconic green and white Star Ferries and head across the harbour. There, it suggests I check out the Tsim Sha Tsui neighbourhood, which includes the Harbour City Mall, Avenue of Stars, and views of Victoria Harbour.

Day 1 - Evening: For a wind down after a long travel day, it recommends I stay on the north side and have dinner at The Legacy House, which boasts incredible views of Victoria Harbour and the Symphony of Lights show.

Day 2 – Morning: To start the second day, we have breakfast at Baked QRE before immersing ourselves in nature smack-dab in the middle of the city. This includes checking out The Peak Tram, The Peak, and Hong Kong Park.

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Day 2 – Afternoon: Next up, we head a bit more inland to SoHo and Sheung Wan. SoHo is known for its narrow streets, incredible dining, and bars, while Sheung Wan is the place to shop.

For lunch, AI suggests I check out The Monogamous Chinese, which features dishes from China’s Sichuan province. This cozy restaurant is tucked away off a main street, and the reviews are saying to try the Peking duck!

Day 2 – Evening: To wrap up the night, I'm told to check out the historic district of Lan Kwai Fong, a mecca for nightlife in central Hong Kong. To switch things up, it suggested an Italian meal at Aria Italian. I’ve got my eye on the four-course tasting dinner, which is about $788 HKD per guest.

Day 3 – Morning: Our final day in Hong Kong means exploring more of the great outdoors, including Lantau Island, which is one of the largest islands in Hong Kong. My AI friend suggests I take the Ngong Ping 360 cable car to Ngong Ping Village.

In Ngong Ping Village, you can visit the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery and experience the traditional side of Hong Kong alongside modern shops and restaurants.

Day 3 – Afternoon: The afternoon takes us over to Tai O fishing village to experience the historic and serene nature of this breathtaking location. Take a boat trip, explore the stilt houses, or just dine on some tasty seafood dishes.

Day 3 – Evening: Capping off the day, we’re told to head back to our hotel and maybe relax for a bit. It’s like the AI knows I'm gonna need a nap.

After a quick and restful nap, it’s time for dinner. AI suggested I check out WING, which happens to be part of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2023. Referred to as “refined Chinese cuisine,” it features a tasting menu filled with seasonal seafood, Alaskan king crab, and even baby pigeon. I’m salivating.

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And that's it! A weekend in Hong Kong planned all thanks to AI. Which activity from my list gets you excited to experience Hong Kong? Let me know in the comments. And check out our Hong Kong travel guide here!

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