11 days in Bacolod, Cebu City & Manila Itinerary

11 days in Bacolod, Cebu City & Manila Itinerary

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Manila, Luzon
Fly:
3​h 15​min
Bacolod, Negros Island
— 2 nights
Fly:
1​h 30​min
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 5 nights
Fly:
3​h 15​min
Manila, Luzon
— 4 nights
Manila, Luzon

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Bacolod, Negros Island


The capital city of Negros Occidental province, Bacolod boasts a rich foodie culture and vibrant festival scene, especially known for its annual festival of smiles.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at San Sebastian Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bat Sanctuary, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Ruins.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bacolod tour planner.

Manila to Bacolod is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Bacolod

Wildlife Areas, Parks, Sightseeing, Historic Sites
SIDE TRIP : The Ruins
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5
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Cebu City, Cebu Island


The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Change things up with a short trip to Lapu Lapu Statue in Lapu Lapu (about 50 minutes away). Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 9th (Thu) with a shark diving experience. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Santo Nino, contemplate the long history of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, head outdoors with Sky Adventure at Crown Regency Cebu, and stop by SM City Cebu.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cebu City sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bacolod to Cebu City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Cebu City

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Tours, Adventure
SIDE TRIP : Lapu Lapu Statue
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Manila, Luzon


The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manila: Makati (Ayala Triangle Gardens, Glorietta 5, & more), SM Mall of Asia (in Pasay), Bonifacio Global City (in Taguig City) and Sky Ranch (in Tagaytay). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Intramuros, meet the residents at Manila Ocean Park, admire all the interesting features of University of Santo Tomas, and contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Manila vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train from Cebu City to Manila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or ride a ferry. In February, daytime highs in Manila are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Manila

Sightseeing, Parks, Historic Sites, Shopping
SIDE TRIPS : Makati, SM Mall of Asia, Bonifacio Global City, Sky Ranch, Taal Volcano
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