12 days in Bacolod & Metro Manila Itinerary

12 days in Bacolod & Metro Manila Itinerary

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Bacolod
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Bacolod

— 1 night

City of Smiles

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): head outdoors with Mambukal Mountain Resort, get a sense of history and politics at New Government Center, and then steep yourself in history at The Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): browse the exhibits of Museum Negrense de La Salle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Sebastian Cathedral, explore the galleries of Laguerta Home of the Vintage Glasses Museum, browse the exhibits of The Negros Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barangay Sang Virgen Chapel, and finally stroll around Bacolod Public Plaza.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bacolod online tour planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Bacolod is an approximately 156-hour travel. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Philippine Standard Time (PST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Pasay.

Things to do in Bacolod

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Pasay

— 7 nights

The Travel Capital of The Philippines

A bustling commercial city just south of the capital, Pasay offers a wide range of entertainment and tourist activities.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum and Art in Island. Your inner history buff will appreciate Intramuros and Manila Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Pasay to Quezon City to see Eastwood City about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, try your luck at Resorts World Manila, walk around Rizal Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ayala Triangle Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pasay road trip website.

Getting from Bacolod to Pasay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Pasay are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pasay

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Metro Manila travel guide

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Shopping Malls · Sacred & Religious Sites · Parks
Metropolitan Manila, commonly known as Metro Manila or simply Manila, is the official and administrative definition of the urban area surrounding the Philippine capital city, Manila. It is the capital region of the Philippines, the seat of government, and the second-most populous and most densely populated region of the country. Also officially known as the National Capital Region (NCR), it is composed of the City of Manila, Quezon City, the country's most populous city, and the cities of Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig, and Valenzuela, including the only remaining municipality of Pateros.The National Capital Region, with an area of 619.5 km2, has a population of, making it the second most populous region in the Philippines, as well as the 9th most populous metropolitan area in Asia. The total urbanized area, referring to its continuous urban expansion into the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Batangas, was listed as having a population of by Demographia, making it the 4th most populous urban area in the world. These 5 provinces, plus Metro Manila and Pampanga, sum to 30.7 million residents as of the newly counted census of 2015.

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