11 days in Manila & Cebu Island Itinerary

11 days in Manila & Cebu Island Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manila
1
Manila
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Cebu City
— 2 nights
Bus + Ferry:  4 h 30 min
3
Malapascua Island
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Manila

6
nights
Manila

Manila ©
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 Greenbelt Mall and Greenhills Shopping Centerfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Manila side-trips: Makati (Ayala Triangle Gardens & Greenbelt Park), SM Megamall (in Mandaluyong) and Taal Volcano (in Batangas City). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Intramuros, shop like a local with Mall of Asia Arena, look for gifts at SM Mall of Asia, and explore and take pictures at Fort Santiago.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Manila trip maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Manila. In March in Manila, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pasay, Makati, Greenhills Shopping Center, SM Megamall, Taal Volcano
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SM Mall of Asia ©
SM Mall of Asia
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Greenbelt Mall ©
Greenbelt Mall

2
nights
Cebu City

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, then shop like a local with Ayala Mall, and then look for gifts at Island Souveniers. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro, look for gifts at SM City Cebu, take a stroll through Colon Street, then steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cebu City vacation builder website.

Getting from Manila to Cebu City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March in Cebu City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Cebu City

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Ayala Mall ©
Ayala Mall
SM City Cebu ©
SM City Cebu
Colon Street ©
Colon Street

2
nights
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): enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Kalanggaman Island, then kick back and relax at Bounty Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Japanese Wreck Marine Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Malapascua Island travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Cebu City to Malapascua Island takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kalanggaman Island
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bounty Beach ©
Bounty Beach
Logon Beach ©
Logon Beach

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