7 days in Bacolod, Cebu City & Papua New Guinea Itinerary

7 days in Bacolod, Cebu City & Papua New Guinea Itinerary

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7 days in Bacolod, Cebu City & Papua New Guinea Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly + taxi:  3​h
1
Bacolod, Philippines
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Cebu City, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Manila, Philippines

2
nights
Bacolod, Philippines

Bacolod ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Ruins, get in on the family fun at Campuestohan Highland Resort, and then make a trip to The Old Port of Silay City. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Mambukal Mountain Resort, then walk around Bacolod Public Plaza, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Sebastian Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bacolod travel itinerary planner .

Manila to Bacolod is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cebu City.

Things to do in Bacolod

Historic Sites Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Talisay, The Old Port of Silay City, Mambukal Mountain Resort
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The Ruins ©
The Ruins
San Sebastian Cathedral ©
San Sebastian Cathedral
Campuestohan Highland Resort ©
Campuestohan Highland Resort

1
night
Cebu City, Philippines

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Nino, then steep yourself in history at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Lapu Lapu Statue, steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, then steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cebu City online travel planner .

You can drive from Bacolod to Cebu City in 6.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cebu City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Moresby.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
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Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Scuba & Snorkeling
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

1
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby ©
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Port Moresby Nature Park, admire the masterpieces at National Museum and Art Gallery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bomana War Cemetery, and finally ponder the world of politics at National Parliament House. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Brown River, then get to know the resident critters at Adventure Park PNG, and then take in nature's colorful creations at National Orchid Garden.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Moresby trip itinerary planner.

Manila, Philippines to Port Moresby is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Port Moresby, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Port Moresby Nature Park ©
Port Moresby Nature Park
Bomana War Cemetery ©
Bomana War Cemetery
National Parliament House ©
National Parliament House

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