Manila Itinerary 3 Days

What to Do in Manila in 3 Days Tour

This is a glimpse of what to do in Manila in 3 days. We have mentioned some of the frequently added attractions in Manila that range from historical to natural, from fun-filled to the most popular. Explore more travel ideas for a perfect 3-day Manila itinerary.

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3 Days in Manila - Perfect 72 Hours Guide

Known for its iconic Spanish colonial architectures, historic forts, magnificent churches and towers, and beautiful parks, the city of Manila has something for everyone. While Manila is home to many kid-friendly attractions, it is also a shopping hub and offers excellent casino fun. This beautiful capital of the Philippines is an incredible blend of Chinese, Spanish, and American styles that you will see in its culture, cuisine, and captivating history as you spend 3 days in Manila. Use this 3-day Manila itinerary to explore the best of the city in a short time.

What to see in 3 days in Manila?

Day 1: Entertainment, Park, and Museums

Manila is not just famous for its old fortresses and buildings but also for the fun and knowledge it provides. Spend your first day exploring the parks, museums, and entertainment venues of the city. The Rizal Park is the best place to start your day with. The national hero of the Philippines, Jose Rizal was executed in this park. Close to the park, there is National Museum of Anthropology where you will learn many interesting facts about the country. Also, take a tour of the marine life at Manila Ocean Park. To look into the culture and art of Philippines, head to the National Museum of the Philippines. At evening, you can spend the time at SM Mall of Asia. This biggest shopping complex is home to various restaurants, IMAX, and many retail stores.

Day 2: Intramuros, Manila Cathedral

If you are willing to dive into the historical grandeur of the city during your 3 days/ 2 nights in Manila, no place can be better than Intramuros. Intramuros is the historic walled city of Manila that was built by the Spaniards. Spend your day exploring various sites located in this area such as Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral, Bahay Tsinoy, Casa Manila, and San Agustin Church. The places like Baluarte de San Diego and Manila City Hall are also worth visiting. At evening, you can head to the Manila Bay while enjoying a drink and watching the sunset.

Day 3: Binondo - Chinatown, Church and Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz

The oldest Chinatown in the world is there in Manila. Binondo- the Chinatown of Manila is the best place to see the variant colors of Chinese culture. The place was established in the year 1594 for the Chinese immigrants. There are many incredible buildings in this area such as the Binondo Church and Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz. The streets of Binondo such as Eng Bee Tin, Yuchengco street, Escolta Street etc. will not only give you a glimpse of neoclassical structures but are also the best places to enjoy a large variety of Asian food and buy some fresh products and handicrafts.

During your 72 hours in Manila, you will be able to know many interesting things about the Philippines rich culture, history, flora and fauna. This itinerary has covered most of the important places of the city.

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Best Hotels in Manila for 3 Day Trip

These are some of the hotels added in the past by our travelers to their Manila itinerary 3 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With Less Days in Hand

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With More Days in Hand

Spend your days like a local when you are for more than 3 days in Manila. Visit famous sightseeing places, plan day trips to nearby cities, and enjoy touring with family and friends. Be part of the events happening in the city. Check what to do in Manila in 4 days or 5 days.

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