Overnight on Hong Kong/Australia trip

Old Jun 17th, 2013, 02:55 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,994
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Overnight on Hong Kong/Australia trip

Hi, all.

I'm planning a grand Hong Kong/Melbourne/Sydney trip in July 2014 to attend a conference. In hoping to book with a One World Explorer Award, I could get another leg in at no cost to either:

Bali (although may not be able to get from there to Australia on AA partner)
Toyko
Kuala Lampur (though would come at extra expense for my having to purchase MEL/SYD ticket)

The hitch is I could probably only do an overnight in one of these places. Is it worth trying to make it work (and if so which one) or should I just scrap that idea and go straight SFO/HKG/MEL?

Thanks!
JoeTro is offline  
Old Jun 18th, 2013, 04:50 PM
  #2  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,994
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
bump
JoeTro is offline  
Old Jun 19th, 2013, 11:43 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,447
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Personally I'd just go for SFO/HKG/MEL. How many nights do you have in Hong Kong?
stormbird is offline  
Old Jun 20th, 2013, 08:07 AM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,994
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hopefully 4, which I am planning will also include a long day trip or maybe overnight in Macau.
JoeTro is offline  
Old Jun 20th, 2013, 05:24 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,447
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If it were me then I'd give up the extra stopover night and add it to Hong Kong or use it for a night on Macau. It would not be hard to chew up five nights in HKG.
stormbird is offline  
Old Jun 21st, 2013, 03:53 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,071
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I agree with Stormbird, there is plenty to see in HK. If you are tired of what it has to offer, take a trip out to the New Territories or a ferry out to one of the islands such as Lamma Island, for a change of pace. That will easily take a day of your itinerary.

Lavandula
lavandula is offline  
Old Jun 21st, 2013, 07:31 PM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,994
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Good to know!
JoeTro is offline  
Old Jun 24th, 2013, 02:55 PM
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,994
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What do people think of staying at the Marriott Sky Harbor hotel there, at least for a night? is that example of a way to see a very different part of the city?
JoeTro is offline  
Old Jun 24th, 2013, 08:38 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,447
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I wouldn't stay there - I really only ever stay on Kowloon preferably on Nathan Road.
stormbird is offline  
Old Jun 24th, 2013, 09:30 PM
  #10  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,994
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Was planning on Marriott Courtyard by the ferry area
JoeTro is offline  
Old Jun 29th, 2013, 08:01 PM
  #11  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,994
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Which would you rather spend an extra day in: Sydney or Hong Kong? Right now, I'm thinking of 4 full days/three nights in Sydney and 5 days/4 nights in Hong Kong/Macau, but I'm wondering if I should reverse the two.
JoeTro is offline  
Old Jun 30th, 2013, 11:59 AM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 57,091
Received 5 Likes on 3 Posts
joe, it so happens that we have 3 nights in HK on our way out [which because of flight times is nearly 4 days] and 5 nights [4 days] in Sydney.

that's not really what we planned for, more how it worked out.

if you are like me, when it comes to flight times and dates, you may find that you don't have [so much of] a choice.
annhig is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
3TravelBug
Asia
1
Oct 24th, 2017 05:25 AM
Joyy
Asia
8
Mar 13th, 2008 03:23 PM
2suns
Asia
7
Jan 24th, 2006 04:07 PM
bodhijack
Asia
4
May 21st, 2004 08:12 AM
floridacy
Asia
4
Nov 5th, 2002 04:24 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -