12 days in Philippines Itinerary

12 days in Philippines Itinerary

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12 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: London
+3
Fly + Bus + Ferry + Taxi:  18​h 15​min
1
Bohol Island
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
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
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
Bohol Island

Bohol Island ©
Bohol Island attracts visitors with its landscape, natural heritage, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Tarsier Conservation Area, and then take a peaceful walk through Mahogany Forest.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bohol Island trip itinerary builder website .

London, UK to Bohol Island is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Bohol Island is 8 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Bohol Island reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tawala.

Things to do in Bohol Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Chocolate Hills Natural Monument ©
Chocolate Hills Natural Monument
Tarsier Conservation Area ©
Tarsier Conservation Area
Mahogany Forest ©
Mahogany Forest

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.
On the 21st (Sun), kick back and relax at Arko Beach, then kick back and relax at Dumaluan Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Our Lady of Assumption Church, and finally step off the mainland to explore Virgin Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Augustine's Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alona Beach, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tawala day trip planning tool .

Drive from Bohol Island to Tawala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tawala are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Tawala

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Panglao Island
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Alona Beach ©
Alona Beach
Dumaluan Beach ©
Dumaluan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach). You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at White Beach and Balinghai Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Diniwid Beach, stroll through Bugtongbato Beach, step off the mainland to explore Crystal Cove Island, and make a trip to Willy's Rock.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Boracay trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Tawala to Boracay takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

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

3
nights
El Nido, Palawan Island

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Small Lagoon will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Nacpan Beach and Secret Lagoon Beach. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon and tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Cabanas Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our El Nido trip maker site .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in El Nido

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

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