Manila Itinerary 1 Day

Best Places to Visit in Manila in 1 day

We are trying to help you in making the best of your 1 day in Manila. These are the most preferred places to visit in Manila in 1 day by fellow travelers and experts. Even though one day in Manila may not prove to be sufficient, one can still explore the highlights of Manila.

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A Day in Manila - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

Manila may not be the top choice for travel for many, but it is this lesser known and underappreciated charm of the city that creates a wonderful experience for those who are bold enough to traverse it. With a history rich with tragedy and victory, loss as well as sunshine, Manila thrive to be one of the most laid-back cities in the Philippines. Offering its guests, a myriad of activities that will help them become intimate with its glamour, this city has history, art, architecture, music, and nightlife that will satiate the wanderer in everyone. Take a look at how your Manila Itinerary- 1 Day can be like, and plan soon!

How to spend 1 day in Manila?

Morning: Tour Manila and explore its art and culture

Start your 24 hours in Manila by visiting San Agustin Church. Famous for being one of the four Philippine churches that were built during the Spanish colonial era, it is visited by people from all around the world. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is often considered to be one of the most reputed churches.

Located right next to the church is the San Agustin Museum. The ancient artefacts that were first kept in the 1500’s church, are now displayed here. There was a monastery next to the church, which was, in 1973, converted into a museum. One of the major attractions of this museum is the 2nd floor. Giving direct views of the church’s spectacular ceiling, a visit here is a must.

Before heading for lunch, there is one last place that you can visit. Intramuros is a historic wall in Manila. Also known as “Walled City”, it marks the entrance and the center of the city. A number of significant sites like the Manila Cathedral, Baluarte de San Diego, Palacio del Gobernador, and Fort Santiago are located in its vicinity.

Afternoon: A little more of history

For lunch, head to Max's Restaurant for some delicious chicken. Continue touring Intramuros after lunch, and make sure you pay Rizal Shrine a visit. Dedicated to the national hero, this site gives you a glimpse into the history of Manila.

Spend the evening at Fort Santiago. Built by Miguel López de Legazpi, this fort is also part of the Intramuros.

Evening: What’s a holiday without experiencing the nightlife!

For an authentic experience of the nightlife of Manila, head to Binondo. Known as the oldest Chinatown in the world, you can see the distinct difference between the rest of the city and this neighborhood. Spanish and Chinese food can be enjoyed in this area. Famed for the entire experience that it offers, you can shop, drink, eat and groove at some of the best clubs and restaurants of the city here.

Sightseeing Tours and Activities for 1-Day in Manila

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Best Hotels in Manila for 1 Day Trip

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With More Days in Hand

If you have more than a day in hand, look out for travel ideas for 2 days in Manila or 3 days in Manila. You can plan to spend more time at the attractions you find interesting. Enjoy the local restaurants, nightlife, treks, other adventure activites and more. Check the list of top things to do in Manila.

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