6 days in Philippines Itinerary

6 days in Philippines Itinerary

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6 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  9​h
2
Malapascua Island
— 1 day
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Chennai

1
night
Manila, Luzon

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for gifts at SM Mall of Asia, then take a stroll through Intramuros, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, browse the different shops at Greenbelt Mall, and then shop like a local with Greenhills Shopping Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manila sightseeing planning site .

Chennai, India to Manila is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Chennai to Manila due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

SM Mall of Asia, Greenhills Shopping Center, Greenbelt Mall
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SM Mall of Asia ©
SM Mall of Asia
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

1
day
Malapascua Island

Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
On the 13th (Thu), stroll through Bounty Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Malapascua Island trip website .

Getting from Manila to Malapascua Island by combination of bus, flight, and ferry takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bounty Beach ©
Bounty Beach
Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse

2
nights
Cebu City, Cebu Island

Cebu City ©
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 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Santo Nino, steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, then contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro, then stop by SM City Cebu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Ayala Mall.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cebu City travel planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, taxi, and bus from Malapascua Island to Cebu City takes 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross
Fort San Pedro ©
Fort San Pedro

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