There is a lot to do and see in the capital city of the Philippines, and many travellers don't have a great deal of time to take it all in.
There are virtually dozens of fascinating and enjoyable places to visit and things to do within the walls of the famous historic heart of Manila known as Intramuros, or the Walled City. If you're short on time, make sure to at least check out the San Agustin Church and Museum and Fort Santiago.
On day 2 head to Manila Zoo and pay Mali a visit. The zoo is actually a really charming assemblage of over 800 animals from a wide variety of species. Afterward, venture to Bonifacio High Street in Metro Manila and treat yourself to some of the best cuisine.
There are countless opportunities for travel near to Manila, but some of your best options include the volcanic splendor of destinations like Mount Pinatubo, and Tagaytay City, the beautiful beaches near Pundaquit, and the magnificent Pagsanjan.