Best Times to Visit Hong Kong
The best time to visit Hong Kong is between October and December. This period boasts comfortable temperatures and reasonable room rates. After New Years, tourism picks up significantly, despite the falling temps, and leads to higher hotel prices and more crowds. Another sweet spot for affordable travel is the short spring. And while summer remains a popular tourist time, the weather can be stiflingly hot and humid. To protect your wallet, avoid Chinese national holidays and large conventions, when hotel prices soar. Check out the Hong Kong Tourism Board's city calendar for updated information.
Hong Kong will have just recovered from a long, hot summer and maybe even a typhoon. But don't worry: The city's pace never slows down. And from October to December, you'll enjoy daytime temps in the 70s with below-average room rates. However, steer clear of the first week of October, when millions of mainland Chinese tourists flood the city during this national holiday.
While cool temperatures will discourage some travelers, others (particularly Chinese tourists) will flock to Hong Kong for the holidays. Note that hotels will bump up the rates around the two New Year's celebrations. Temps usually stay in the 60s and low 70s during the day.
For travelers wishing to avoid both winter's climate and summer's humidity, spring is an exceptional time to visit. But note that your pictures from Victoria Peak may not come out perfectly as fog and rain can sweep over the harbor. At this time, room rates are manageable, unless you hit the tourist wave that accompanies the national holidays. The first week in May is one of these no-go periods.
In the summer, Hong Kong is hot, muggy, and typhoon-prone. The summer weather doesn't dissuade travelers and depress hotel rates like it once did. So if you are looking for a bargain (or some dry weather), look elsewhere.