12 days in Philippines Itinerary

12 days in Philippines Itinerary

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12 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  13​h 45​min
1
Boracay
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Tawala, Panglao Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Diniwid Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at D' Talipapa Market and E Mall. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at White Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at City Mall, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Willy's Rock.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Boracay attractions app .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Boracay is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Riyadh to Boracay. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Riyadh in November since evenings lows in Boracay dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Boracay

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

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica del Santo Nino and Fort San Pedro. Head to Ayala Mall and Gaisano Grand Mall Mactanfor some retail therapy. When in Cebu City, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Lapu Lapu, approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, look for gifts at SM City Cebu, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cebu City online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Cebu City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tawala.

Things to do in Cebu City

Shopping Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
Highlights from your plan
Ayala Mall ©
Ayala Mall
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): head off the coast to Virgin Island, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Alona Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Arko Beach, then kick back and relax at Dumaluan Beach, and then look for gifts at Island Girl.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tawala online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Cebu City to Tawala takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. November in Tawala sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manila.

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

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.
On the 18th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Robinsons Place Mall, then explore the galleries of San Agustin Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Intramuros, and finally walk around Fort Santiago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Manila Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Silahis Arts & Artifacts, and then explore the world behind art at 1335Mabini.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Manila day trip planning site .

Fly from Tawala to Manila in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church

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