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Best time to visit Philippines

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The best time to visit Philippines is January-February

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, January-February is the best time to go to Philippines.

In summer, the average maximum temperature in Manila climbs to around 33℃ (92℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 35℃ (95℉) on the hottest days of the year. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 23℃ (73℉). Temperatures often differ in other areas of Philippines though so you can find out more information about this below.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Philippines are usually in May, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Philippines in July – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Philippines are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

May

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Philippines seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Philippines is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Philippines

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Angeles CityDecember
29℃
20℃
30℃
21℃
32℃
22℃
34℃
23℃
33℃
25℃
32℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
23℃
30℃
23℃
30℃
22℃
30℃
22℃
BacolodJanuary-February
28℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
26℃
30℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
BaguioJanuary
28℃
18℃
28℃
18℃
30℃
19℃
30℃
20℃
30℃
21℃
29℃
21℃
28℃
21℃
27℃
21℃
28℃
21℃
28℃
20℃
29℃
20℃
28℃
20℃
BalerFebruary
25℃
21℃
25℃
21℃
26℃
21℃
27℃
22℃
29℃
23℃
29℃
24℃
28℃
23℃
29℃
24℃
28℃
23℃
28℃
23℃
27℃
23℃
26℃
22℃
BanaueFebruary
22℃
14℃
23℃
15℃
25℃
16℃
26℃
17℃
27℃
18℃
27℃
19℃
26℃
18℃
26℃
18℃
26℃
18℃
25℃
18℃
24℃
17℃
23℃
16℃
BascoDecember
24℃
23℃
24℃
23℃
25℃
24℃
26℃
25℃
28℃
27℃
29℃
29℃
29℃
29℃
29℃
28℃
29℃
28℃
28℃
27℃
27℃
26℃
25℃
24℃
BoholDecember-February
28℃
25℃
28℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
30℃
26℃
31℃
27℃
30℃
27℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
Cagayan De OroFebruary
28℃
22℃
28℃
22℃
29℃
22℃
30℃
23℃
30℃
24℃
29℃
23℃
29℃
22℃
30℃
23℃
30℃
23℃
30℃
23℃
29℃
23℃
29℃
23℃
Cebu CityDecember-January
28℃
25℃
28℃
24℃
29℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
31℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
25℃
Coron, PalawanFebruary
28℃
27℃
28℃
26℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
28℃
30℃
29℃
30℃
28℃
29℃
28℃
29℃
28℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
28℃
29℃
28℃
29℃
27℃
Davao CityJanuary-February
28℃
23℃
29℃
23℃
30℃
23℃
30℃
23℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
DumagueteDecember-January
28℃
25℃
28℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
26℃
30℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
28℃
26℃
El NidoDecember
28℃
26℃
28℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
30℃
27℃
31℃
28℃
30℃
28℃
29℃
27℃
30℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
Iloilo CityJanuary
28℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
30℃
25℃
31℃
26℃
32℃
27℃
30℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
29℃
25℃
IntramurosJanuary-February
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
27℃
30℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
Legazpi CityDecember
27℃
24℃
28℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
30℃
25℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
28℃
25℃
ManilaJanuary-February
28℃
23℃
30℃
23℃
31℃
24℃
33℃
25℃
33℃
26℃
32℃
26℃
30℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
30℃
24℃
OslobFebruary
28℃
25℃
28℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
26℃
30℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
28℃
26℃
Puerto PrincesaDecember
28℃
25℃
28℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
30℃
26℃
31℃
27℃
30℃
27℃
29℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
SagadaFebruary
22℃
14℃
23℃
14℃
25℃
15℃
25℃
17℃
26℃
18℃
25℃
18℃
24℃
17℃
24℃
17℃
24℃
17℃
23℃
16℃
23℃
15℃
22℃
15℃
ViganFebruary
29℃
22℃
30℃
22℃
31℃
23℃
32℃
25℃
32℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
30℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
31℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
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Top FAQs

You can check out the full list of awesome destinations and hidden gems to explore in Philippines here.
The warmest month of the year in Manila, one of the most popular places to visit in Philippines, is May.
The driest month of the year in Manila, Philippines, is usually around February each year.

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