13 days in Philippines Itinerary

13 days in Philippines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines trip planner

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Fly
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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 4 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Coron
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
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Cebu City, Cebu Island

— 2 nights

Queen City of the South

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Lapu Lapu Statue and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple, contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro, then contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, then browse the exhibits of Basilica del Santo Nino, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cebu City day trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Cebu City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Philippine Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. While traveling from Dammam, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cebu City, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Boracay

— 4 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), enjoy the sand and surf at Bulabog Beach, don't miss a visit to Willy's Rock, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Boracay day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cebu City to Boracay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Boracay, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 2 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mt Tapyas, explore the activities along Kayangan Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Twin Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Maquinit Hot Spring and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coron trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

El Nido, Palawan Island

— 2 nights

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Las Cabanas Beach, then explore the activities along Big Lagoon, then explore the activities along Small Lagoon, and finally explore the striking landscape at Taraw Cliff. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach.

For maps and more tourist information, read El Nido day trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

— 2 nights

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
On the 8th (Tue), wander the streets of Stellar Grounds, then see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef, and then stop by Baker's Hill.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa online visit planner.

Traveling by car from El Nido to Puerto Princesa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In June in Puerto Princesa, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 9th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Philippines travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.