11 days in Philippines Itinerary

11 days in Philippines Itinerary

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11 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  3​h 30​min
2
Boracay
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Cape Town

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica del Santo Nino and Fort San Pedro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cebu City: Lapu Lapu (Spas & Wellness, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, shop like a local with Ayala Mall, see the interesting displays at Museo Sugbo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cebu City online trip planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Cebu City is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Cebu City, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in April: highs in Cebu City hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
Highlights from your plan
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Scuba & Snorkeling
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

3
nights
Boracay

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Get some cultural insight at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay. We've included these beaches for you: Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Diniwid Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at White Beach, head off the coast to Boracay Waters, wander the streets of Sinag Village, and kick back and relax at Ilig Iligan Beach.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Boracay route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cebu City to Boracay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Boracay sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach

3
nights
El Nido, Palawan Island

El Nido ©
The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nacpan Beach. Relax by the water at Las Cabanas Beach and Seven Commando Beach. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon and enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Lagoon Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our El Nido online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach

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