11 days in Manila & Cebu Island Itinerary

11 days in Manila & Cebu Island Itinerary

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Manila, Luzon
Manila, Luzon
— 7 nights
Fly:
3​h 15​min
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
bus + taxi + ferry:
4​h 30​min
Malapascua Island
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi + bus:
8​h 45​min
Manila, Luzon

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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.
Head to SM Mall of Asia and Robinsons Place Mallfor plenty of shopping. Explore Manila's surroundings by going to Makati (Greenbelt Malls, Ayala Triangle Gardens, & more), SM Megamall (in Mandaluyong), Resorts World Manila (in Pasay) and Greenhills Shopping Center (in San Juan). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Intramuros, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Manila Bay, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Asia Arena.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Manila custom trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Manila. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping, Sightseeing, Parks, Historic Sites
SIDE TRIPS : Pasay, Makati, Taal Volcano, Greenhills Shopping Center, SM Megamall
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Nino, get a taste of the local shopping with Ayala Center Cebu, and then look for gifts at Island Souveniers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, look for gifts at SM City Cebu, then wander the streets of Colon Street, then contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple.

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You can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi from Manila to Cebu City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Cebu City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Malapascua Island.

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Shopping, Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods
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Malapascua Island


Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Malapascua Light House, identify plant and animal life at Kalanggaman Islet, then kick back and relax at Bounty Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Japanese Wreck Marine Sanctuary. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry from Cebu City to Malapascua Island in 4.5 hours. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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