Manila Itinerary 5 Days
5 Days in Manila - Perfect Vacation Guide
Manila is the capital city of the Philippines. This metropolitan city is the center of Philippines’ transportation, economy, and education. On the other hand, the city is a paradise for the travel buffs. Manila is dotted with a number of Spanish colonial architectures as well as modern structures that tempt people of all ages. Be it the walled city of Intramuros or its historic Chinatown, Manila is a treat to every traveler. Spend 5 days in Manila and explore the interesting stories about the city. This 5-day Manila itinerary would help you out.
What to see in Manila in 5 days?
Day 1 in Manila: Intramuros, Heroes Square, Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral
You can dedicate these two days exploring Intramuros, the old city of Manila. Enjoy a stroll on the Santa Clara Street. Here you will come across the Rizal Shrine which is dedicated to Philippines' national hero Jose Rizal. Close to the monument, there is Heroes Square where some of the national heroes of Philippines are buried. Next, you can visit the Fort Santiago. This magnificent citadel houses another memorial of Jose Rizal. Another Intramuros structure is Manila Cathedral which was built in 1571 and has been visited by many Popes. Learn about the Chinese influence on the Philippines at Bahay Tsinoy.
Day 2 in Manila: San Agustin Church, Rizal Park
On day 2, you would like to visit San Agustin Church that houses a large collection of artifacts and artworks. Explore the 17th-century walls of Puerta de Santa Lucia and Philippine Presidents' Murals and then listen to the stories of Philippines’ independence at Intramuros and Rizal Bagumbayan Light and Sound Museum. You can also learn about the archaeology, history, and nature of Manila at National Museum of Fine Arts of the Philippines. Finally, spend your evening at the Rizal Park which is adjacent to Intramuros.
Day 3 in Manila: Manila Ocean Park, Planetarium of Rizal Park
During 5 days/4 nights in Manila, the Manila Ocean Park is a must-visit. This aquatic theme park will make your morning fresh and exciting with the help of its oceanarium tunnel where you can come face to face with the marine life. If the sky is clear, visit the Planetarium of Rizal Park. in the afternoon, have your meal at Cowboy Grill while listening to live music. Take a walk through the oldest Chinatown in Manila and shop some unique items. Enjoy the Baywalk along the Roxas Boulevard gazing at the Manila Bay. You will love to meet the exotic animals of the Manila Zoo. Take a tour of the museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and the Money Museum and stop by the unique Coconut Palace.
Day 4 in Manila: Star City, Yuchengco Museum, Ayala Triangle Gardens
Save your day 4 for a little amusement in Manila and head to Star City, the famous amusement park in Manila. You can spend 3-4 hours here enjoy the rides, snow world, and plenty of games offered by the park. Learn about the contemporary fine art at Yuchengco Museum and take a stroll in the lush surroundings of Ayala Triangle Gardens. Visit the Mind Museum and Art in Island later in the day.
Day 5 in Manila: DreamPlay, SM Mall of Asia, Casino of Okada Manila
The last day of your Manila itinerary of 5 days should be spent in getting entertained and enjoy a retail therapy in the city. Therefore, start the day at a place that is called the “Entertainment City”. Enjoy a few drinks with your breakfast and buy some classy items from the shops. Visit the theme park called DreamPlay and then head to the SM Mall of Asia. This shopping mall is like a small city in itself where you will get everything just inside one complex. At evening, you can try your luck at the Casino of Okada Manila.
Spending 5 days in Manila is fun. There is so much to do in the city that you will never get bored for a single time.
Tours and Activities to Include
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