Get a Head Start On Your Travel Plans With This Philippine Holiday Cheatsheet 2019!

Klook
2020-03-14
ph holidays 2019

Make 2019 your year of travel!

Not even a week into the new year, we’re already planning for our next trip out of the city – and we know all of you are, too! And If you live in the Philippines, you’re in luck. We’ve got 21* holidays this year and seven long weekends to enjoy and take advantage of!To help you get a headstart on those travel plans, we’ve listed down all of 2019’s declared holidays and as well as some recommended destinations to give you some ideas!

*Holidays such as Eid’l Fitr and Aidul Adha are yet to be confirmed.

FEBRUARY

2-5 February

Take a leave on on the 4th for a 4-day holiday

23-25 February

Public Holidays:February 5 – Chinese New YearFebruary 25 – People Power Revolution

Recommended Destination – Hong Kong, Hong Kong (February 2 to 5)

hong kong holiday

We can’t recommend a better place to spend Chinese New Year than

Hong Kong

! There’s bound to be a number of exciting activities throughout the city to celebrate the holiday – so be sure to stay for that!Apart from the Chinese New Year festivities, you can also sneak in a quick trip to the

happiest place on earth

,

Ocean Park

, or

Lantau Island

amidst all the shopping and celebration on this four day trip!

Recommended Destination – Cebu, Philippines (February 23 to 25)

cebu holiday

Take a quick break from the city and use this three-day weekend as an opportunity to see more of the country! Head over to

Cebu

for a unique island hopping experience at

Pescador Island,

a

historical excursion

through our Spanish heritage, or both!Fortunately for you, Klook’s got a

3 Day Cebu Highlights tour

that will showcase the best of Cebu – including Magellan’s Cross,

Oslob Beach

, and even a

Badian Canyoneering

adventure!

APRIL

6-9 April

Take a leave on the 8th for a 4-day holiday

18-21 April

Public Holidays:April 9 – Day of Valor (Araw ng Kagitingan)April 18 – Maundy ThursdayApril 19 – Good FridayApril 20 – Black Saturday

Recommended Destination: Bangkok, Thailand (April 6-9)

bangkok holiday

If you haven’t been to Thailand yet, now’s the time to do so! Four days is enough time to fall in love with the eccentric city of

Bangkok

, so get on a tuktuk and start exploring!Famous for its shiny, shimmering temples and

relaxing spas

– there is so much to see and discover in Thailand’s capital city. Be sure to cross off

Floating Markets

, a

Thai Cooking Class

, and a

Live Muay Thai match

while you’re in there – you definitely won’t regret it!

Recommended Destination: Osaka, Japan(April 18 to 21)

osaka holiday

Escape Manila’s hectic scene for a quick trip to

Osaka

! April is the best time to visit Japan thanks to its temperate weather – and of course – all of the stunning cherry blossoms that decorate the country during this time of the year. To make the most out of your quick four day journey, we highly recommend using an

Osaka Amazing Pass

to navigate your way around the city, and get discounts to many of Osaka’s top tourists spots like

HARUKAS 300

and the Osaka Castle!Take a day out of your itinerary for a

day trip to Kyoto

– an unmissable city situated just right outside Osaka dotted with historic temples and zen gardens. Although if you’re staying in the city,

Universal Studios Japan

is always a good idea!

MAY

Public holidays:May 1 – Labour Day

Recommended Destination: Laguna, Philippines (May 1)

enchanted kingdom tickets

With everyone’s busy schedules, we’re sure it’s difficult to find a common time to all hang out. So this mid-week holiday, get the gang together and take a roadtrip to

Enchanted Kingdom

for some fun and de-stressing! Who says you need to go far to have fun?

JUNE

15-12 June

Take a leave on the 6th, 7th, 10th, and 11th for an 8-day holiday

22-24 June

Public Holidays:June 5 – Eid’l Fitr*June 12 – Independence DayJune 24 – Manila Day*

* Eid’l Fitr – Official date to be confirmed

* Manila Day – For Manila residents only

Recommended Destination – Seoul, South Korea (June 5 to 12)

seoul holiday

This upcoming June, make your K-Drama dreams come true and explore

Seoul

, South Korea! Bring along your family, or your oppa, for an exciting trip through South Korea’s historic landmarks, modern shopping centres, and scenic landscapes!Eight days is more than enough time to explore the city of Seoul. So in addition to

Everland

, shopping in Myeongdong, and temple running through Gyeongbokgung, we highly recommend a day trip to

Nami Island and Garden of Morning Calm

! And if you can spare at least two days in your itinerary, you should also visit Busan via the

Korea Rail

, too!

Recommended Destination – Boracay, Philippines (June 22 to 24)

boracay holiday

If you’ve been thinking of visiting the newly reopened

Boracay

, treat this as a sign and get planning! Although the government has set a new set of rules for all visitors, a trip to the famous white sand beach will still provide you with the rest and relaxation you need!Reading a good book under the palm trees sounds really nice, but if there’s one activity we think everyone should experience – it’s

Paraw Sailing

at sunset! But if you’re looking for something more adventurous – Boracay isn’t short of those activities either. Guests can now go

Cliff Diving at Ariel’s Point

or

Parasailing

through the beaches!

AUGUST

10-12 August

17-26 August

Take a leave on the 19th, 20th, 22nd, and 23rd for a 10-day holidayPublic Holidays:August 12 – Aidul Adha*August 21 – Ninoy Aquino DayAugust 26 – National Heroes Day

* Aidul Adha – Official date to be confirmed

Recommended Destination: Singapore (August 10 to 12)

singapore holiday

Everybody loves a good food trip – and a great place to visit for this is undoubtedly

Singapore

! As a cosmopolitan city, you can guarantee that Singapore is dotted with mouthwatering food walks that’s sure to satisfy any kind of craving! Some of the best places to visit for this type of itinerary would be

Chinatown Food Street

and

Katong!

And of course – with so much to see and do in Singapore, a trip to

Gardens by The Bay

and

Singapore Zoo

are considered a must if you haven’t been already!

Recommended Destination: Melbourne and Sydney, Australia (August 17 to 26)

sydney holiday

Escape the brutal Manila heat and explore the land down under! During the months of June all through August, the country of Australia is experiencing its Winter season; so be sure to pack all your coats and thermals for this holiday! Split your trip between two cities –

Sydney

and

Melbourne

– to get the full Aussie experience!If it’s your first time in either city, we recommend getting an

iVenture Sydney Pass

or

iVenture Melbourne Pass

to get free or discounted entries to attractions such as the Sydney Opera House or the Phillip Island Nature Park!

NOVEMBER

1-3 November

November 1 – All Saint’s DayNovember 2 – All Soul’s DayNovember 30 – Bonifacio day

Recommended Destination: Taipei, Taiwan (November 1 to 3)

taipei holiday

Escape to

Taipei

for this 3-day weekend and hunt down all the best bubble tea cafes in the city – among other things, course!Since your trip is quite short, we highly recommend you take the

Taipei Double Decker Bus

tour to see the most of Taipei in a short amount of time! Once you hit

Taipei 101

, head up the observatory deck to witness panoramic views of the city! If you can spare a day in your itinerary,

a day trip to Jiufen

comes highly recommend, as well!

DECEMBER

21-31 December

Take a leave on the 23rd, 26th, and 27th for an 11-day holidayPublic Holidays:December 8 – Immaculate Conception dayDecember 24 – Christmas EveDecember 25 – Christmas DayDecember 30 – Rizal DayDecember 31 – New Year’s Eve

Recommended Destination: Los Angeles, USA (December 21 to 31)

los angeles holiday

Get your jackets ready and make your way to

Los Angeles, California

for a picturesque holiday this December! Home to the film industry and the stars, you’re bound to step into a film set wherever you go in LA! Here are some of our favorite spots in the city of angels:Cross off another Disney park off your bucket list as you take on

Disneyland Park & California Adventure

’s toughest rides; be amongst the stars at the

Hollywood Walk of Fame

, discover modern art at LACMA, and visit the FRIENDS and Gilmore Girls set at the

Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Hollywood

! You can also opt for a

Go Los Angeles Card

for free entry and discounts to many of LA’s tourist hotspots!

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