Jose Rizal: Timeline of his Travels and Adventures
Rizal’s First Trip Abroad
3 May 1882
Rizal left Philippines for the first time Spain. He boarded the Salvadora using a passport of Jose Mercado, which was procured for him by his uncle Antonio Rivera, father of Leonor Rivera. He was accompanied to the quay where the Salvadora was moored by his uncle Antonio, Vicente Gella, and Mateo Evangelista.
9 May 1882
Rizal arrived at Singapore.
11 May 1882
In Singapore, at 2 p. m. , Rizal boarded the boat Djemnah to continue his trip to Spain.
17 May 1882
Rizal arrived at Punta de Gales.
18 May 1882
At 7:30 a. m. he left Punta de Gales for Colombo. In the afternoon, Rizal arrived at Colombo and in the evening the trip was resumed
27 May 1882
He landed at Aden at about 8:30 a. m. He made observation at the time.
2 June 1882
He arrived at the Suez Canal en route to Marseilles.
7 June 1882
Rizal arrived at Port Said. In a letter to his parents, He described his trip en route to Aden along the Suez Canal.
11 June 1882
Rizal disembarked and, accompanied by a guide, went around the City of Naples for one hour. This was the first European ground he set foot on.
12 June 1882
At ten o’clock in the evening, the boat anchored at Marseilles.
3 June 1882
Early on the morning he landed at Marseilles and boarded at the Noalles Hotel.
15 June 1882
He left Marseilles for Barcelona in an express train. Rizal in Barcelona, Spain
16 June 1882
At 12:00 noon, Rizal arrived at Barcelona and boarded in the Fonda De Espana.
Rizal in Madrid, Spain
2 September 1882
Rizal matriculated at the Universidad Central de Madrid. He took the following subjects: medical clinic, surgical clinic, legal medicine and obstetrical clinic.
15 June 1883
Rizal left Madrid for Paris to spend his summer and to observe the big French City.
Rizal in Paris, France
17 June 1883
Rizal arrived at Paris. He spent the whole day walking around and observing the beautiful cities.
18 June 1883
With Felipe Zamora and Cunanan, He visited the Leannec Hospital to observe how Dr, Nicaise treated his patients. He was stunned to see the advanced facilities in the accommodation in the said hospital.
19 June 1883 H
e again visited Dr. Nicaise who showed the technique of operation. Later he went to see dupytren Museum.
20 June 1883
Rizal visited the Lariboisiere Hospital where Felix Pardo de Tavera was an extern. Here he observe the examination f the different diseases of women.
21 June 1883
After watching the done by Dr. Duply, he went to the Jardin d’ Acclimatation situated outside the Paris in the Forest of Bologna. He found there plants of all species and the rarest and most beautiful birds. Rizal Back in Madrid
20 August 1883
Rizal was back in Madrid from his summer vacation in Paris.
31 December 1883 In the evening Rizal delivered a speech in a banquet held at the Cafe de Madrid. Many Filipinos were gathered in the restaurant to bid goodbye to the year 1884.
1 October 1885
Rizal planned to leave Madrid by the middle of the month. He intended to go to Germany to learn the German language and to study advance course of ophthalmology.
4 December 1885
He was practicing ophthalmology with Dr. Weeker at the Crugen Clinic.
Rizal in Strasburg, Germany
2 February 1886 Rizal arrived at Strasburg, Germany. He visited the celebrated cathedral and climbed a tower of 142 meters high, the fourth highest of the European towers.
Rizal in Heidelberg, Germany
3 February 1886
He arrived at Heidelberg. The town to him looked gay. On the streets he saw students with cups of different colors.
22 April 1886
While in Heidelberg experiencing the feeling of nostalgia for his parents and his country, Rizal wrote the poem “A Las Flores de Heidelberg. ”
Rizal in Wilhelmsfeld, Germany
26 April 1886
He left Heidelberg for Wilhemsfeld to honor invitation extended to him by Reverend Karl Ullmer whom Rizal meet one day in the woods with the Pastor’s wife, daughter Eta and son Freidrich. In Wilhelmsfeld where Pastor Ullmer was staying and working, Rizal was invited to visit the vicarage. Later, on Rizal’s choice, he boarded with the Ullmer family until he left Wilhelmsfeld by last week of June.
20-25 June 1886
Rizal left Wilhelmsfeld for Hiedelberg. In Wilhemsfeld he studied the German country life and ppractice speaking good German with the Ullmer’s family with whom he live.
26 June 1886
Rizal Returned to Heidelberg Rizal on His Way to Leipzig
9 August 1886
Rizal left Hiedelberg for Leipzig
10 August 1886
He left Bonn for Colonia, on his way to Leipzig.
12 August 1886
He arrived at Coblents, one of the cities along the Rhine River.
13 August 1886
Rizal was in Ehrenfels, Germany.
14 August 1886
At 10:10 in the morning, he left Frankfurt for Leipzig. Rizal in Leipzig, Germany
15 August 1886
Rizal arrive at Leipzig at 9:30 in the morning.
1 October 1886
Rizal left Leipzig for Halle to observe the country life of the people there. He returned in the afternoon.
Rizal in Dresden, Germany
29 October 1886
Rizal arrived at Dresden at 8:20 in the morning.
30 October 1886
He visited the Palacio Japonais and many other interesting places in Dresden.
1 November 1886
He left Dresden this morning for Berlin Rizal in Berlin, Germany
1 November 1886 At 1:25 P. M.
Rizal arrived at Berlin and boarded at the Central Hotel.
Rizal in Leitmeritz, Bohemia
13 May 1887 Rizal and Viola arrived at Leitmeritz at 1:30 in the afternoon. They were met at the station by Prof.
Blumentritt who conducted them to the Krebs Hotel.
Rizal in Brunn
19 May 1887
Rizal bade goodbye to Prof. Dr. Willkomn, State Adviser in Brunn. The lovable daughter of the professor reproached Rizal for not having told them of his artistic and poetic talents which they read in Bohemia, a newspaper published in Prague. They left Brunn this day.
Rizal in Vienna
20-24 May 1887
Rizal and Maximo Viola arrived in Vienna at 2:30 P. M. of May 20th and both boarded at the Hotel Metropole
25 May 1887
With Viola, Rizal left Vienna for Salzburg which the, too, left the following day, May 26, for Munich.
Rizal in Munich, Germany
6-30 May 1887
Rizal and Viola were boarders of Rheinischer Hof or Rhine Hotel in Munich for five days. On May 29, 1887, they drunk beer in the business establishment, LowerbranKeller Munich.
30 May 1887 they left for Stuttgart.
Rizal in Stuttgart, Germany
31 May, 1887 Rizal and Viola arrived at the Geneva and boarded at the Hotel Merquardt. They left for Basel the following day, June 1. Rizal in Basel, Switzerland
3 June 1887
Rizal and Viola drank beer in Baverieche, Bierhalle, Basel, Switzerland.
6 June 1887
Rizal and Viola arrived at Geneva and boarded at Rue due Rhone 3, Pension Bel-Air.
3 June 1887
Rizal and Maximo Viola parted at Geneva, after visiting European cities -Rizal going to Rome and Viola to Barcelona Rizal in Rome, Italy
27 June 1887
Rizal arrived at Rome and walked around the whole day. He visited the Capitolio, the Roca Tarperya, the Palatinum, the Forum Romanun, the Museum Capitolinum and the church of Santa Maria, the maggiore
29 June 1887
From Rome, he wrote a letter to his father and announced his return to the Philippines between the 15th and 30th of August. Rizal on His Way to Marseilles, France
1 July 1887
In the train on his way to Marseilles.
3 July 1887
Rizal was in the Bureau of Posts of Marseilles at 8 o’clock in the morning. He left Marseilles bound for his homeland on board the boat Djemnah on the same day. Rizal Bound for the Philippines
8 July 1887
He arrived at Port Said, Egypt. July 1887 He arrived at the Suez Canal.
21 July 1887
Rizal arrived at Colombo, Ceylon.
27 July 1887
Rizal arrived at Singapore. 28 July 1887 Rizal left Singapore for Saigon.
30 July 1887
He arrived at Saigon and transferred to the S. S. Hayfong, a passenger ship. 2 August 1887 He left Saigon for Manila on board the S. S. Hayfong.
Rizal in Manila
5 August 1887
At 9:00 o’clock in the evening, Rizal arrived at Manila after five years of study and patriotic labors in Europe. 8 August 1887 Taking the boat Binan, he left Manila Monday morning for Calamba via the Pasig River.
30 August 1887
He left Calamba for Manila to see Governor-General on the issue of the Noli Me Tangere which caused torment among the friars in the Philippines. Governor-General Terrero asked him for a copy and Rizal, after a few days looking for copy, handed him a worn out one.
3 February 1888 Rizal, after staying in the Philippines for almost six months, left Manila for Hongkong. Rizal in Hong Kong February 1888 After 5 days trip, Rizal arrived at Hong Kong. He boarded in the house of Jose Maria Basa.
22 February 1888 After staying in Hong Kong for almost two weeks, he left for Japan on board the Oceanic.
Rizal in Japan
28 February 1888 Rizal, after days of travel, arrived at Yokohama. He registered at the Grand Hotel. He was offered at once the Spanish Legation for his home.
1 March 1888 He cheked out of the Grand Hotel and entrained for Tokyo and there lodged at the Tokyo Hotel. 7 March 1888 Rizal cheked out of Tokyo Hotel and moved to the Spanish Legation where he was offered free boar and lodging. 3 April 1888 Rizal left Yokohama for San Francisco, on board the Belgic.
Rizal in America
28 April 1888 Rizal arrived at San Francisco, California.
8 May 1888
He started his trip of the American continent. He passes through Reno, Ogden, Denver, Farmington, Salt Lake City and Provo
9 May 1888
Rizal continued his trip, passing the territory of the State of Colorado.
10 May 1888
He passed thru the territory of the Nebraska, Illinois.
11 May 1888
He arrived at Chicago, after four days crossing the American Continents.
13 May 1888
He reached Albany and later traveled along the bank of the Hudson River.
This day was the end of his transcontinental trip. Arriving at New York on the morning, he boarded at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Rizal Bound for England
16 May 1888
Rizal departed from New York City on board the City of Rome, bound for Liverpool.
16-24 May 1888
It took him nine days to travel aboard the City of Rome from New York to Queenstown, where he arrived at 2:00 A. M. Late in the afternoon of May 24th , he arrived at Liverpool, England, and boarded at the Adelphi Hotel.
25 May 1888
He left Liverpool for London, England and stayed there for several months so some important activities. September 1888 Rizal went to Paris boarded at the Hotel del Restaurant de Rome.
Rizal in London
10 September 1888
He left Paris for London again to continue copying the book of Morga in the British Museum.
11 December 1888
He left London for Barcelona and Madrid.
Rizal Back in Spain
13 December 1888
In Barcelona, he saw the members of the Filipino colony: Mariano Ponce, Fernando Canon, Graciano Lopez-Jaena, and others.
Rizal Back in London
24 December 1888 Rizal arrived at London from his twelve days visit to Spain and enganged in several patriotic activities.
Rizal Back in Paris
19 March 1889
Rizal arrived at Paris and immediately founded the Kidlat Club along with several works for his articles in La Solidaridad and communicated with other compatriots in the Propaganda.
3 January 1890
Rizal who was still in Paris announced to Ponce his return to London. Rizal Back in London 6 January 1890 Rizal arrived at London from Paris.
Rizal Back in Paris
8 January 1890
Rizal arrived at Paris from London and planned to go Holland to look for books in the libraries their written during the 7th century about the Philippines.
8 January 1890
Rizal and Albert left Paris for Brussels.
Rizal in Brussels, Belgium
2 February 1890
Rizal arrived Brussels from Paris and stayed there for several months and worked again. In August 1890 Rizal went back to Madrid and finished several articles and writings.
27 January 1891
Rizal left Madrid for Paris via Biarritz
29 March 1891
In Biarritz, France, He finished writing his book El Filibusterismo. After few weeks, He left France for Brussels, Belgium. Rizal in Brussels, Belgium 8 April 1891 Rizal arrived at Brussels, from Paris. He immediately wrote a letter of congratulation to Antonio Luna in Madrid.
23 April 1891
He was revising some chapters of the Fili. He thought of sending it soon to the printing press.
30 May 1891
Rizal set ready for printing 20 chapters of the manuscript of the El Filibusterismo. He was waiting for an amount to defray the publication expense.
13 June 1891 Rizal finished reviewing and correcting the manuscript of the Fili, except for the last three chapters.
21 June 1891 He left Brussels for Ghent.
Rizal in Ghent, Belgium
9 July 1891
He was financially hard up. He did not receive for three months up to this date any pension from home. He was living in the most difficult situation, renting a small room and eating the modest food in order to economize and able to publish the Fili. He had already pawned all his jewels.
22 September 1891
He sent one copy of his El Filibusterismo to Marcelo H. del Pilar. He informed the latter at the same time that he was completely retiring from politics since he said he was going home. Then He went back to Paris.
Rizal in Paris
3 October 1891
From Paris, Rizal sent a letter with 600 copies of the El Filibusterismo, to Jose Ma.
Basa in Hongkong saying that he was definitely taking the next trip of the Melbourne for Hongkong from Marseilles.
17 October 1891 He arrived at Marseilles with boxes of Morga and Fili. Rizal Bound for Hong Kong 18 October 1891 Rizal left Marseilles for Hong Kong aboard the Melbourne
15 November 1891 He was still in Saigon on this day 16 to 19 November 1891 Rizal was again on board the S. S. Melbourne traveling from Saigon to Hong Kong.
Rizal in Hong Kong
19 November 1891
In the evening Rizal arrived at Hong Kong. In April 1892 Rizal went to Borneo for his plan called “Borneo Colonization Project”
Rizal on the Way to Hong Kong from Borneo
7 March 1892
Rizal left North Borneo on Board the boat Memon for Hong Kong.
Rizal Back in Hong Kong
11 March 1892
Rizal received the duplicate copy of his Licentiate in Medicine, which allowed him to practice his medical profession in the Crown Colony.
21 June 1892
He wrote to Governor-General Despujol advising the latter of his arrival to the Philippines to take the few things of the family. Rizal was in Hongkong at this time, about to depart for the Philippines. He informed the Governor-General of his arrival in the Philippines ready to face whatever charges presented against him.
Rizal in the Philippines
26 June 1892
Rizal arrived in the Philippines from Hongkong on board the boat Don Juan.
27 June 1892
He took a train for his pleasure trip to Bulacan and Pampanga. He visited Malolos, San Fernando and Tarlac and his return, Bacolor.
3 July 1892
In the evening, he attended a meeting at a house on Calle Ylaya to discuss the proposed Liga Filipina.
6 July 1892
Rizal held the last interview with the Governor-General. The governor-general confronted him for anti-friar bills supposedly found in the baggages of his sister Lucia. He was ordered imprisoned in Fort Santiago.
7 July 1892 Governor-General Eulogio Despujol issued a decree deporting Rizal to Dapitan. All the newspapers of the city published the decree on that day.
14 July 1892
In his prison cell, he was informed by D. Ramon Despujol , aide and the nephew of the Governor- General, that at 10:00 in the evening they would leave for Dapitan.
15 July 1892
At 1:00 on the morning, Rizal was shipped on board the boat S. S. Cebu to Dapitan.
28 June 1892
At 5:00 p. m. he arrived at Manila from his trip to Central Luzon.