15 days in Philippines Itinerary

15 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
Fly
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 4 nights
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Manila, Luzon

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, steep yourself in history at Fort San Antonio Abad, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manila Cathedral, wander the streets of Intramuros, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Casa Manila.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Manila trip planner.

Thessaloniki, Greece to Manila is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Thessaloniki to Manila, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Thessaloniki in June; daily highs in Manila reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Coron.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 2 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunken Japanese Wrecks and then stroll through Coral Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Kayangan Lake, then kick back and relax at Banul Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Coron online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Manila to Coron in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

El Nido, Palawan Island

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Star Beach and Matinloc Island. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Duli Beach and Marimegmeg Beach. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Hidden Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Snake Island (Vigan Island).

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the El Nido travel route tool.

You can ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sabang Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from El Nido to Puerto Princesa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cebu City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Cebu City, Cebu Island

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and Yap Sandiego Ancestral House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 1730 Jesuit House and Magellan's Cross. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cebu City: Lapu Lapu (Scuba & Snorkeling & Magellan Shrine). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Museo Sugbo, examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro, and stroll through Vano Public Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cebu City journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Philippines travel guide

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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.