13 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

13 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines tour planner

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Manila
Fly
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Cebu City
— 2 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to El Nido
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El Nido
— 3 nights
Drive
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Puerto Princesa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Coron
— 2 nights
Fly

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Manila

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Manila travel planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Diosdado Macapagal International Airport. In March in Manila, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 76°F at night. You will leave for Cebu City on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Manila

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Cebu City

— 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 4th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, browse the exhibits of Basilica del Santo Nino, then steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, and finally take a stroll through Colon Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple, then sample the tasty concoctions at The Cebruery - Craft Beer Taproom, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cebu City planner.

You can fly from Manila to Cebu City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In March in Cebu City, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Boracay

— 2 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): kick back and relax at Diniwid Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bulabog Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Ilig Iligan Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Boracay trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cebu City to Boracay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Cebu City in March, plan for little chillier days in Boracay, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

El Nido

— 3 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.
Relax by the water at Nacpan Beach and Hidden Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Big Lagoon. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach, stroll through Secret Lagoon Beach, and soothe aching muscles at El Nido Yoga.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Puerto Princesa

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Tubbataha Reef and Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center. There's still lots to do: stroll through Sabang Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Ugong Rock, look for gifts at Baker's Hill, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa trip planner.

Drive from El Nido to Puerto Princesa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Puerto Princesa are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Coron

— 2 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Banul Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kalitang Beach and Green Lagoon. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake and pause for some serene contemplation at San Agustin Parish Church.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coron trip maker website.

Fly from Puerto Princesa to Coron in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Coron

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Cebu Island travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Waterfalls
A long, thin island with a mountainous backbone running through its core, Cebu Island offers scenic nature and pristine beaches. Hikes in the hills offer fabulous views of waterfalls and the distant ocean amid lush greenery, while those who prefer urban entertainment can enjoy the bustle of the provincial capital. For more adventurous visitors, things to do in Cebu Island center mainly around water sports, such as kiteboarding, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, or taking a boat trip to look for whale sharks. History buffs will enjoy visiting a Portuguese-built Catholic church and then a shrine dedicated to the chieftain who killed Magellan.