10 days in Mindanao Itinerary

10 days in Mindanao Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mindanao trip planner

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Fly to Francisco Bangoy International Airport, Drive to General Santos
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General Santos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cotabato City
— 1 night
Drive
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Marawi
Drive
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Cagayan de Oro
— 2 nights
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Camiguin
— 2 nights
Fly
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Siargao Island
— 1 night
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General Santos

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Plaza Heneral Santos and then contemplate the long history of T'boli Settlement. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at SM City General Santos and then don't miss a visit to General Santos City Fish Port Complex.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our General Santos trip itinerary planner.

Manila to General Santos is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Manila in April, General Santos is slightly colder at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cotabato City.

Things to do in General Santos

Shopping · Historic Sites

Cotabato City

— 1 night
Cotabato City, officially the City of Cotabato, is a city in the Philippines located in Mindanao, Philippines. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Kutang Bato Caves and then take in the dramatic natural features at Timako Hill.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cotabato City vacation planner.

You can drive from General Santos to Cotabato City in 3.5 hours. April in Cotabato City sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Marawi.

Things to do in Cotabato City

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Marawi

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Lanao.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marawi trip planner.

You can drive from Cotabato City to Marawi in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cagayan de Oro.

Things to do in Marawi

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Cagayan de Oro

— 2 nights
Cagayan de Oro is a first class highly urbanized city and the capital of the province of Misamis Oriental in the Philippines. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): browse the exhibits of City Museum of Cagayan de Oro, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then kick back and relax at Opol Beach, and finally walk around Gaston Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cagayan de Oro route planner.

You can drive from Marawi to Cagayan de Oro in 3 hours. April in Cagayan de Oro sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Camiguin.

Things to do in Cagayan de Oro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trip

Camiguin

— 2 nights

Born of Fire

Get in touch with nature on a vacation in Camiguin, a peaceful Philippine island known for the many volcanoes that dot its verdant landscape.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the activities along Macao Cold Springs.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Camiguin trip website.

Traveling by journey from Cagayan de Oro to Camiguin takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Siargao Island.

Things to do in Camiguin

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Siargao Island

— 1 night
A lush oasis of tropical vegetation surrounded by warm waters east of the Philippines, Siargao Island offers a mix of mangrove forests, squeaky-clean sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs.
On the 23rd (Fri), head off the coast to Naked Island and then head off the coast to Dako Island. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Hagukan Cave and then kick back and relax at Magpupungko Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Siargao Island travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Camiguin to Siargao Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Siargao Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Mindanao travel guide

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Islands · Nature & Parks · Waterfalls
The Philippines' Land of Promise
With gorgeous beaches, jungles, and the nation's highest peak, one may wonder why tourism on Mindanao hasn't gone through the roof. The 20th century saw the government-enforced settlement--often with extremely brutal tactics--of Christians on this Muslim (Moro) majority island. Decades of land-grabbing and horrific violence against the Moro has led to an ongoing conflict in certain areas. Still, those that do vacation on Mindanao discover a wealth of places to visit, from cosmopolitan Davao City to 3,144 m (10,315 ft) high Mt. Apo, home to the Philippine eagle. Guided tours through tropical rainforest, lounging on pristine beaches, and testing out excellent surfing spots make up other highlights of a Mindanao itinerary. Round out your visit with trips to traditional mountain villages, and see how rural farmers work the land in this major agricultural region.