11 days in Philippines Itinerary

11 days in Philippines Itinerary

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11 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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 3rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at San Agustin Church. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Fort Santiago, then walk around Rizal Park, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Manila Ocean Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Manila trip itinerary builder website .

Melbourne, Australia to Manila is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Manila due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Manila dip to 27°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cebu City.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Manila Ocean Park ©
Manila Ocean Park
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park

3
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.
Magellan's Cross has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Lapu Lapu (about 56 minutes away). There's more to do: examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino and contemplate the long history of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cebu City travel route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Manila to Cebu City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January in Cebu City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will leave for Puerto Princesa on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Cebu City

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring the underground world of Puerto Princesa Underground River. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Honda Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Ugong Rock, Head underground at Hundred Caves, and kick back and relax at Sabang Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa tour planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cebu City to Puerto Princesa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In January in Puerto Princesa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Ugong Rock ©
Ugong Rock

1
night
Manila, Luzon

Manila ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manila Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Intramuros, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Robinsons Place Mall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Manila trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Princesa to Manila in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Manila Cathedral ©
Manila Cathedral
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
National Museum ©
National Museum

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