10 days in Philippines Itinerary

10 days in Philippines Itinerary

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10 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
Bus + Ferry:  5 h
2
Malapascua Island
— 1 night
+4
Ferry + Bus + Fly + Foot + Ferry:  9 h 15 min
3
Boracay
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Cebu City, Cebu Island

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): shop like a local with Ayala Mall, see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, and then steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Cebu City trip maker tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Cebu City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Philippines Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get much hotter in Cebu City: highs are around 37°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino

1
night
Malapascua Island

Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Langub Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Malapascua Island trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Cebu City to Malapascua Island in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Langub Beach ©
Langub Beach

2
nights
Boracay

Boracay ©
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Escape the urban bustle at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Bulabog Beach. Head to D' Talipapa Market and D'Mallfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: stroll through White Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Diniwid Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at City Mall, and make a trip to Willy's Rock.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Boracay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Malapascua Island to Boracay takes 9.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Boracay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Manila, Luzon

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Intramuros, contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, and then stop by SM Mall of Asia. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at San Agustin Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Robinsons Place Mall, then buy something for everyone on your list at Greenbelt Mall, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Asia Arena.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Manila online trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Manila in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. In October in Manila, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pasay, Greenbelt Mall
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SM Mall of Asia ©
SM Mall of Asia
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Intramuros ©
Intramuros

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