11 days in Philippines Itinerary

11 days in Philippines Itinerary

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11 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Tawala, Panglao Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  5​h 30​min
3
Boracay
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cebu City tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Cebu City is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Cebu City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, you will find days in Cebu City are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are warmer (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tawala.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross
Fort San Pedro ©
Fort San Pedro

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 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Arko Beach, kick back and relax at Dumaluan Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Our Lady of Assumption Church, and finally head off the coast to Virgin Island. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Alona Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Augustine's Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tawala journey maker website .

You can drive from Cebu City to Tawala in 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tawala are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Tawala

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
Relax by the water at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and White Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, buy something for everyone on your list at E Mall, stroll through Ilig Iligan Beach, and get your game on at Virtual World.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Boracay online route maker .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Tawala to Boracay in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Diniwid Beach ©
Diniwid Beach

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 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Museum, walk around Rizal Park, then wander the streets of Intramuros, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Augustin Church, and finally explore the world behind art at San Agustin Church. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Fort Santiago, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manila Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Casa Manila, and finally admire the striking features of San Sebastian Church.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Manila vacation maker site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Manila takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. October in Manila sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church

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