12 days in Philippines Itinerary

12 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
2
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
3
Port Barton, Palawan Island
— 1 night
4
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 1 night
5
Apo Island
— 1 day
6
Maasin, Leyte Island
— 1 day
7
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights

1
night
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 22nd (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Manila Ocean Park. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Fort Santiago, walk around Rizal Park, then stop by Intramuros, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Manila trip itinerary site.

London, UK to Manila is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Philippine Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from London in February, things will get warmer in Manila: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the activities along Small Lagoon and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): explore the activities along Big Lagoon and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read El Nido journey site.

Traveling by flight from Manila to El Nido takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Barton.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Port Barton, Palawan Island

Port Barton ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): head off the coast to Cayoya Island and then head off the coast to Cacnipa Island.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Barton route planner.

Drive from El Nido to Port Barton in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Port Barton

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cayoya Island ©
Cayoya Island

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for gifts at Baker's Hill and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Barton to Puerto Princesa takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Apo Island.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Baker's Hill ©
Baker's Hill

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Apo Island

Apo Island ©
Apo Island is a volcanic island covering 74 hectares in land area, 7 kilometers off the southeastern tip of Negros Island and 30 kilometers south of the Negros Oriental capital of Dumaguete in the Philippines. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Apo Island Marine Reserve and then get great views at Apo Island View Deck.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Apo Island trip itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Princesa to Apo Island. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maasin.

Things to do in Apo Island

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Apo Island Marine Reserve ©
Apo Island Marine Reserve
Apo Island View Deck ©
Apo Island View Deck

1
day
Maasin, Leyte Island

Maasin ©
Maasin, officially the City of Maasin or simply Maasin City, is a and capital of the province of,. On the 29th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Monte Cueva Shrine and then pause for some photo ops at Our Lady of the Assumption.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Maasin trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Apo Island to Maasin with the Route module. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Maasin

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of the Assumption ©
Our Lady of the Assumption
Monte Cueva Shrine ©
Monte Cueva Shrine

2
nights
Cebu City, Cebu Island

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Ocean Gems Academy, contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro, then see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, then contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, and finally contemplate the long history of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cebu City day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maasin to Cebu City. In March, daytime highs in Cebu City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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