11 days in Philippines Itinerary

11 days in Philippines Itinerary

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11 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  32 h
1
Manila, Luzon
— 1 day
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
2
Boracay
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Tawala, Panglao Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  39 h
End: Santiago

1
day
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.
On the 10th (Tue), examine the collection at National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, take an in-depth tour of San Agustin Church and Museum, then wander the streets of Intramuros, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Manila travel planner.

Santiago, Chile to Manila is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Santiago to Manila, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and White Beach. Relax by the water at Diniwid Beach and Bugtongbato Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, examine the collection at Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Boracay tour builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Manila to Boracay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. September in Boracay sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Boracay

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

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.
On the 14th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, steep yourself in history at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, then see the interesting displays at Casa Gorordo Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Lapu Lapu Statue, then contemplate the long history of Magellan Shrine, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cebu City day trip website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Cebu City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tawala.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Tawala, Panglao Island

Tawala ©
Ringed with shallow coral reefs and white sandy beaches, Tawala occupies the southeastern portion of Panglao Island, renowned for its premium snorkeling and dive spots.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Nova Shells Museum, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll through Alona Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Arko Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Our Lady of Assumption Church, then kick back and relax at Dumaluan Beach, and finally head off the coast to Virgin Island.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tawala tour itinerary site .

Getting from Cebu City to Tawala by car takes about 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tawala

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Panglao Island
Highlights from your plan
Alona Beach ©
Alona Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dumaluan Beach ©
Dumaluan Beach

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