11 days in Philippines Itinerary

11 days in Philippines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines visit planner

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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 5 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Manila
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Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
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Cebu City, Cebu Island

— 3 nights

Queen City of the South

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cebu City: Lapu Lapu (Scuba & Snorkeling, Lapu Lapu Statue, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, shop like a local with Ayala Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple, and browse the exhibits of Basilica del Santo Nino.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cebu City trip itinerary maker tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Cebu City is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Riyadh to Cebu City. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in August: high temperatures in Cebu City hover around 37°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Boracay

— 5 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Dude's Island Activities, make a trip to Willy's Rock, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Boracay online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cebu City to Boracay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Boracay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Manila, Luzon

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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 3rd (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Fort Santiago, then stroll around Rizal Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Intramuros, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Manila Ocean Park and then snap pictures at Runway Manila.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Manila trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Manila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In September in Manila, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Philippines travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.