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SAMPLE BACOLOD ITINERARIES for 3, 4, 5, 6 Days Tour or More!

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Dubbed as the "City of Smiles," Bacolod City is the capital of Negros Occidental and home of the annual Masskara Festival. As the gateway to the province, most travelers start their journey in Bacolod City and explore other parts of the province. While there's really not too many things to do in Bacolod, the city is also known for its cultural heritage and delectable culinary offerings such as the Chicken Inasal, Kansi, Piaya and many other sweet treats. If you're a mountaineer, Bacolod City also makes for a good base for hiking Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park - an active stratovolcano on Negros Island.

I've been to Bacolod City, 3 times in the the, and I really had a memorable experience. In this blog post, I will help you in planning your trip to Bacolod with easy-to-follow and detailed sample itineraries that you can use in creating your own Bacolod itinerary. This travel guide covers not only Bacolod City, but also other cities and municipalities nearby, such as Talisay, Silay and Murcia. If you have more time, you could also visit Cadiz, Sagay, Don Salvador Benedicto and Sipalay City, along with other many popular tourist destinations in Negros Occidental.

Sample Bacolod Itineraries for 3, 4, 5, 6 Days Tour



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3D/2N: SAMPLE BACOLOD ITINERARY (3 Days and 2 Nights)


For those who have limited time and budget, here's my recommended Bacolod Itinerary for 3 days and 2 nights. This covers most of the top tourist spots and attractions and things to do in Bacolod City - ideal for first-timers. You may adjust it depending on your flight arrival and departure schedules, but it would best if you schedule for flight to Bacolod in the morning and your departure in late afternoon or in the evening so you will have 3 full days to explore.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN BACOLOD CITY + CITY TOUR

  • 07:00 AM - Arrival at Silay-Bacolod Airport.
  • 07:30 AM - Travel to Bacolod City. [ BOOK AIRPORT TRANSFER HERE ]
  • 08:30 AM - Arrive in Bacolod City.
  • 09:00 AM - Early check-in or leave your bags at the hotel.
  • 10:00 AM - Early lunch at Manokan Country.
  • 11:00 AM - Start exploring the city's tourist spots. All these are just walking distance around the city center.
    • Pope John Paul II Building
    • Bacolod City Park and Bandstand
    • San Sebastian Cathedral
    • Capitol Building
    • Capitol Grounds and Lagoon
  • TRAVEL TIP: For ease and convenience, you may also avail a Bacolod City Half Day Tour which includes the city's must-see landmarks such as the Pope John Paul II Tower, San Sebastian Cathedral, Bacolod Plaza, Bandstand and Lagoon, La Guerta & Vintage Glass Museum, and more!
  • 05:00 PM - Back at the hotel and freshen-up.
  • 06:00 PM - Dinner
  • 07:00 PM - Enjoy a Bacolod City Cocktail Crawl (optional).
  • 12:00 MN - Sleep

DAY 2: MAMBUKAL MOUNTAIN RESORT AND PASALUBONG SHOPPING

  • 07:00 AM - Wake-up, prepare and have breakfast.
  • Mambukal Mountain Resort Day Tour [ SEE TOUR RATES AND AVAILABILITY HERE ]
  • 09:00 AM - hotel pick up
  • 10:00 AM - arrive at Mambukal Mountain Resort
  • Free time to enjoy the resort facilities
  • 03:00 PM - depart from Mambukal Mountain Resort
  • Visit Bongbong's or Merci's for souvenir shopping
  • 05:00 PM - hotel drop off and end of activity
  • 06:00 PM - Freshen-up and prepare for dinner.
  • 07:00 PM - Dinner
  • 09:00 PM - Sleep

JOIN THIS MAMBUKAL RESORT DAY TOUR!


DAY 3: THE RUINS, SILAY CITY TOUR AND DEPARTURE

  • 07:00 AM - Wake-up, prepare and have breakfast.
  • 08:30 AM - Check-out of the hotel and bring your bags.
  • 09:00 AM - Travel to The Ruins in Talisay City. [ BOOK SHARED TRANSFER HERE ]
  • Explore The Ruins and take a lot of photos.
  • 12:00 NN - Back in Bacolod City and travel to Silay City.
  • 01:00 PM - Arrive in Silay City and have lunch at El Ideal Bakery.
  • 01:30 PM - Start exploring Silay City's Old Houses (DIY)
  • 04:30 PM - End of tour. Go to the van terminal bound to Silay-Bacolod Airport.
  • 05:30 PM - Arrive at the airport, check-in for your flight.
  • 08:00 PM - Departure

TRAVEL TIP: For ease and convenience, you may also avail a Silay City Heritage Private Tour which includes a visit to Balay Negrense, Ramon Hofileña Ancestral Home, Silay Pro Cathedral, Cinco De Noviembre Mark Point, Bernardino Jalandoni Museum, Balay ni Tana Dicang, El Ideal Bakery (shopping center), and many more.

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4D/3N: SAMPLE BACOLOD ITINERARY (4 Days and 3 Nights)


If you have 4 days and 3 nights to spend in Bacolod City, add one more day to the itinerary above and include a day tour to Lakawon Island. Known for many tourists, it is popular for its beach with semi-white sand, fun water activities and TawHai floating bar, which is dubbed as "the largest floating bar in Asia." Again, it would be best if your flight to Bacolod is scheduled in the morning, and your departing flight is in the evening for you to fully enjoy this itinerary.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN BACOLOD CITY + CITY TOUR

  • 07:00 AM - Arrival at Silay-Bacolod Airport.
  • 07:30 AM - Travel to Bacolod City. [ BOOK AIRPORT TRANSFER HERE ]
  • 08:30 AM - Arrive in Bacolod City.
  • 09:00 AM - Early check-in or leave your bags at the hotel.
  • 10:00 AM - Early lunch at Manokan Country.
  • 11:00 AM - Start exploring the city's tourist spots. All these are just walking distance around the city center.
    • Pope John Paul II Building
    • Bacolod City Park and Bandstand
    • San Sebastian Cathedral
    • Capitol Building
    • Capitol Grounds and Lagoon
  • TRAVEL TIP: For ease and convenience, you may also avail a Bacolod City Half Day Tour which includes the city's must-see landmarks such as the Pope John Paul II Tower, San Sebastian Cathedral, Bacolod Plaza, Bandstand and Lagoon, La Guerta & Vintage Glass Museum, and more!
  • 05:00 PM - Back at the hotel and freshen-up.
  • 06:00 PM - Dinner
  • 07:00 PM - Enjoy a Bacolod City Cocktail Crawl (optional).
  • 12:00 MN - Sleep

DAY 2: LAKAWON ISLAND DAY TOUR

  • 07:00 AM - Wake-up, prepare and have breakfast.
  • 08:00 AM - Hotel pick-up for Lakawon Island day tour. [ SEE TOUR RATES AND AVAILABILITY HERE ]
  • 09:00 AM - Arrival at Cadiz Viejo Port and take a boat to Lakawon Island
  • 09:30 AM - Arrival at Lakawon Island.
  • Enjoy the beach, swimming, sun bathing, water activities, TawHai floating bar and more!
  • 04:30 PM - Take the boat and travel back to Cadiz Viejo Port.
  • 05:00 PM - Travel to Bacolod City.
  • 06:00 PM - Hotel drop-off. Back in Bacolod City.

JOIN THIS LAKAWON ISLAND DAY TOUR!


DAY 3: MAMBUKAL MOUNTAIN RESORT AND PASALUBONG SHOPPING

  • 07:00 AM - Wake-up, prepare and have breakfast.
  • Mambukal Mountain Resort Day Tour [ SEE TOUR RATES AND AVAILABILITY HERE ]
  • 09:00 AM - hotel pick up
  • 10:00 AM - arrive at Mambukal Mountain Resort
  • Free time to enjoy the resort facilities
  • 03:00 PM - depart from Mambukal Mountain Resort
  • Visit Bongbong's or Merci's for souvenir shopping
  • 05:00 PM - hotel drop off and end of activity
  • 06:00 PM - Freshen-up and prepare for dinner.
  • 07:00 PM - Dinner
  • 09:00 PM - Sleep

JOIN THIS MAMBUKAL RESORT DAY TOUR!


DAY 4: THE RUINS, SILAY CITY TOUR AND DEPARTURE

  • 07:00 AM - Wake-up, prepare and have breakfast.
  • 08:30 AM - Check-out of the hotel and bring your bags.
  • 09:00 AM - Travel to The Ruins in Talisay City. [ BOOK SHARED TRANSFER HERE ]
  • Explore The Ruins and take a lot of photos.
  • 12:00 NN - Back in Bacolod City and travel to Silay City.
  • 01:00 PM - Arrive in Silay City and have lunch at El Ideal Bakery.
  • 01:30 PM - Start exploring Silay City's Old Houses (DIY)
  • 04:30 PM - End of tour. Go to the van terminal bound to Silay-Bacolod Airport.
  • 05:30 PM - Arrive at the airport, check-in for your flight.
  • 08:00 PM - Departure

TRAVEL TIP: For ease and convenience, you may also avail a Silay City Heritage Private Tour which includes a visit to Balay Negrense, Ramon Hofileña Ancestral Home, Silay Pro Cathedral, Cinco De Noviembre Mark Point, Bernardino Jalandoni Museum, Balay ni Tana Dicang, El Ideal Bakery (shopping center), and many more.

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5D/4N: SAMPLE BACOLOD ITINERARY (5 Days and 4 Nights)


If you want to really make the most out of your Bacolod trip, I recommend spending 5 days and 4 nights in Bacolod City. You may add another day in the previous itinerary and visit Campuestohan Highland Resort where you could enjoy huge swimming pools and fun water activities. Perfect for the family or group of friends, it is one of Negros Occidental's most popular destinations that you must not miss during your trip! Again, it would be best if your flight to Bacolod is in the morning, and your departing flight is in the evening for you to fully enjoy this itinerary.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN BACOLOD CITY + CITY TOUR

  • 07:00 AM - Arrival at Silay-Bacolod Airport.
  • 07:30 AM - Travel to Bacolod City. [ BOOK AIRPORT TRANSFER HERE ]
  • 08:30 AM - Arrive in Bacolod City.
  • 09:00 AM - Early check-in or leave your bags at the hotel.
  • 10:00 AM - Early lunch at Manokan Country.
  • 11:00 AM - Start exploring the city's tourist spots. All these are just walking distance around the city center.
    • Pope John Paul II Building
    • Bacolod City Park and Bandstand
    • San Sebastian Cathedral
    • Capitol Building
    • Capitol Grounds and Lagoon
  • TRAVEL TIP: For ease and convenience, you may also avail a Bacolod City Half Day Tour which includes the city's must-see landmarks such as the Pope John Paul II Tower, San Sebastian Cathedral, Bacolod Plaza, Bandstand and Lagoon, La Guerta & Vintage Glass Museum, and more!
  • 05:00 PM - Back at the hotel and freshen-up.
  • 06:00 PM - Dinner
  • 07:00 PM - Enjoy a Bacolod City Cocktail Crawl (optional).
  • 12:00 MN - Sleep

DAY 2: LAKAWON ISLAND DAY TOUR

  • 07:00 AM - Wake-up, prepare and have breakfast.
  • 08:00 AM - Hotel pick-up for Lakawon Island day tour. [ SEE TOUR RATES AND AVAILABILITY HERE ]
  • 09:00 AM - Arrival at Cadiz Viejo Port and take a boat to Lakawon Island
  • 09:30 AM - Arrival at Lakawon Island.
  • Enjoy the beach, swimming, sun bathing, water activities, TawHai floating bar and more!
  • 04:30 PM - Take the boat and travel back to Cadiz Viejo Port.
  • 05:00 PM - Travel to Bacolod City.
  • 06:00 PM - Hotel drop-off. Back in Bacolod City.

JOIN THIS LAKAWON ISLAND DAY TOUR!


DAY 3: MAMBUKAL MOUNTAIN RESORT AND PASALUBONG SHOPPING

  • 07:00 AM - Wake-up, prepare and have breakfast.
  • Mambukal Mountain Resort Day Tour [ SEE TOUR RATES AND AVAILABILITY HERE ]
  • 09:00 AM - hotel pick up
  • 10:00 AM - arrive at Mambukal Mountain Resort
  • Free time to enjoy the resort facilities
  • 03:00 PM - depart from Mambukal Mountain Resort
  • Visit Bongbong's or Merci's for souvenir shopping
  • 05:00 PM - hotel drop off and end of activity
  • 06:00 PM - Freshen-up and prepare for dinner.
  • 07:00 PM - Dinner
  • 09:00 PM - Sleep

JOIN THIS MAMBUKAL RESORT DAY TOUR!


DAY 4: CAMPUESTOHAN HIGHLAND RESORT

  • 07:00 AM - Wake-up, prepare and have breakfast.
  • 08:30 AM - Hotel pick-up for Campuestohan Highland Resort day tour. [ SEE TOUR RATES AND AVAILABILITY HERE ]
  • 09:30 AM - Arrival at Campuestohan Highland Resort.
  • Enjoy the swimming pool and water activities.
  • Go sky-high with rides and activities like the zipline, sky bicycle, hamster wheel, rope course and more!
  • 04:30 PM - Travel to Bacolod City.
  • 05:30 PM - Hotel drop-off. Back in Bacolod City.

JOIN THIS CAMPUESTOHAN RESORT DAY TOUR!


DAY 5: THE RUINS, SILAY CITY TOUR AND DEPARTURE

  • 07:00 AM - Wake-up, prepare and have breakfast.
  • 08:30 AM - Check-out of the hotel and bring your bags.
  • 09:00 AM - Travel to The Ruins in Talisay City. [ BOOK SHARED TRANSFER HERE ]
  • Explore The Ruins and take a lot of photos.
  • 12:00 NN - Back in Bacolod City and travel to Silay City.
  • 01:00 PM - Arrive in Silay City and have lunch at El Ideal Bakery.
  • 01:30 PM - Start exploring Silay City's Old Houses (DIY)
  • 04:30 PM - End of tour. Go to the van terminal bound to Silay-Bacolod Airport.
  • 05:30 PM - Arrive at the airport, check-in for your flight.
  • 08:00 PM - Departure

TRAVEL TIP: For ease and convenience, you may also avail a Silay City Heritage Private Tour which includes a visit to Balay Negrense, Ramon Hofileña Ancestral Home, Silay Pro Cathedral, Cinco De Noviembre Mark Point, Bernardino Jalandoni Museum, Balay ni Tana Dicang, El Ideal Bakery (shopping center), and many more.

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6D/5N OR MORE: SAMPLE BACOLOD ITINERARY (6 Days and 5 Nights or More)


If you have more time, why not spend 6 days or more in Bacolod City and visit other interesting tourist spots in Negros Occidental province?! You could have a relaxing day at the Balinese-inspired Ilaya Highland Resort, spend a day on Carbin Reef which is a huge sand bar in the middle of a 200-hectares Sagay Marine Reserve off the coast of the municipality of Sagay, enjoy a day tour to the highland town of Don Salvador Benedicto, as well as exploring the hidden jewels of Sipalay, Negros Occidental on an overnight trip from Bacolod.

CARBIN REEF DAY TOUR SAMPLE ITINERARY

  • 08:30 am - take a bus or van to Sagay City
  • 10:30 am - arrive in Sagay, take a tricycle to the port/wharf
  • 11:00 am - arrive at the port, register, book a boat to Carbin Reef
  • 12:00 nn - depart for Carbin Reef
  • 12:20 pm - arrive on Carbin Reef, enjoy!
  • 05:00 pm - go back to the port
  • 05:20 pm - arrive at the port
  • 05:30 pm - take a tricycle to Sagay Bus Terminal
  • 06:00 pm - take a bus or van to Bacolod City
  • 08:00 pm - arrive in Bacolod City

ALSO READ:

CARBIN REEF TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG: How to Get There, DIY Itinerary, Budget, Expenses, and More!

2 DAYS SIPALAY SAMPLE ITINERARY FROM BACOLOD


SIPALAY DAY 1
  • 06:00 am - go to South Bus Terminal
  • 06:30 am - take a bus Sipalay City
  • 11:30 am - arrive in Sipalay City, take a tricycle to your hotel/resort
  • 12:00 nn - arrive at the hotel/resort and check-in
  • 12:30 pm - lunch
  • 01:30 pm - explore Sipalay
    • Punta Ballo, Perth Island Resort, C View Haven Resort, Tinagong Dagat and Sunset in Sugar Beach
  • 06:00 pm - back at the hotel/resort
  • 07:00 pm - dinner
  • 09:00 pm - sleep

SIPALAY DAY 2
  • 07:00 am - breakfast
  • 08:00 am - enjoy Poblacion Beach
  • 10:00 am - back at the hotel/resort, prepare for check-out
  • 12:00 nn - hotel check-out, have lunch
  • 01:00 pm - take a bus to Bacolod City
  • 06:00 pm - back in Bacolod City

ALSO READ:

SIPALAY TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG: Exploring the Hidden Jewels of Sipalay, Negros Occidental with How To Get There, Things To Do, Where To Stay, Expenses and More!

TRAVEL TIP: Before traveling to Bacolod, it would be great if you know the schedule of the major festivals in Bacolod City. If you're visiting Bacolod in October, you may also enjoy the events and festivities, especially the street dancing competition of the Masskara Festival. If your visiting in April, you may witness the week-long Panaad sa Negros Festival. Dubbed as the "Mother of all Festivals in Negros Occidental," it gathers together cultural performing contingents from the province’ 32 cities and municipalities into one single festival. If your trip coincides with these festivals, you may also add them in your itinerary.

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These are just sample Bacolod Itineraries that you could follow in creating your own itinerary. Feel free to adjust it depending on the things you want to do and activities you want to experience in Bacolod City and other parts of Negros Occidental. Also, please adjust it depending on your flight arrival and departure times.


For more travel tips on how to get there, top things to do in Bacolod, recommended hotels and resorts, tourist spots and attractions, please check out my BACOLOD CITY TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG FOR FIRST-TIMERS.


If you have suggestions or recommendations on other things to do and see in Bacolod, please leave a comment below.
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