When is the best time to visit Hong Kong?

Find out the best time to visit Hong Kong based on weather conditions, peak seasons and prices.

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When is the best time to visit Hong Kong?

October to mid-December.

Autumn (October to mid-December) is the best time to visit Hong Kong. During this time, you will have sunny, clear weather with pleasant temperatures.

Rates are generally reasonable during autumn. It is also a great season for outdoor activities like hiking and exploring natural parks, beaches and adventure parks. After the New Year, tourism increases significantly despite the low temperatures, causing a surge in hotel prices and other services.

Cheapest time to fly to Hong Kong


Overview

Hong Kong is located on the Tropic of Cancer and has a humid subtropical climate characterised by warm summers with the possibility of typhoons. Winters are mild, sunny and dry. Around 80% of rainfall occurs between May and September.

The average minimum temperature in winter is 14°C and the maximum average temperature is 18°C. In summer, these values are 27°C and 31°C respectively.

Typhoons are most common from July to September, but can also occur between May and November.

Hong Kong’s National Day is 1 October. Due to the holidays, the first week of October receives a heavy influx of local tourists. From January to March, several festivals like Chinese New Year, the Hong Kong Arts Festival and the Hong Kong International Film Festival are organised, so there is a large increase of tourists during this period.


Weather and prices

Best time to visit Hong Kong, weather wise. October to early December has pleasant temperatures and minimal rain.

Cheapest time to visit Hong Kong. Look for flight and hotel deals in May and June as there are no major festivals and the humidity is high during these months. If you want to enjoy both good weather and affordable prices, November and December are the most favourable months to visit Hong Kong.


Best time to visit Hong Kong for...

  • Shopping. The winter shopping season starts from November and lasts till Chinese New Year. You can find heavy discounts during Christmas. Several retailers also offer promotional sales during summer from July to September.
  • Sightseeing. Clear skies, pleasant temperatures and minimal rainfall make the autumn season best for sightseeing in Hong Kong.
  • Hiking Victoria Peak. Due to dry and mild weather conditions, November to February is the most suitable time to hike Victoria Peak. Note that there is a significant temperature difference on the peak from sea level.
  • A Hong Kong Disneyland holiday. Crowd-wise, it’s better to avoid Disneyland on weekends and public holidays, especially during Chinese New Year and Christmas. Weather-wise, October to December is the most pleasant time to visit Disneyland.

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