15 days in Visayas Itinerary

15 days in Visayas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Visayas vacation planner

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Fly to Panglao Island, Bus to Loboc
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Loboc, Bohol Island
— 1 night
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San Juan, Siquijor Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tacloban, Leyte Island
— 1 night
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Malapascua Island
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Maya, Drive to Tabuelan Port, Ferry to Escalante, Drive to Bacolod
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Bacolod, Negros Island
— 1 night
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 4 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Manila

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Loboc, Bohol Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Bohol Habitat Conservation Center, then take in the dramatic natural features at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument, and finally get to know the resident critters at Loboc Wildlife & Nature Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Can-olin Butterfly Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Tarsier Conservation Area, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Mahogany Forest.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Loboc planning site.

Manila to Loboc is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Loboc can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Loboc

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

San Juan, Siquijor Island

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Lugnason Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Cambugahay Falls, and then get curious at MARELLE’S SEASHELL MUSEUM- RESTAURANT & BAR- GIFT SHOP. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Tubod Marine Sanctuary and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Juan trip maker app.

You can travel from Loboc to San Juan in 4.5 hours. In April in San Juan, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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 5th (Mon): get outside with Ocean Gems Academy, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then don't miss a visit to Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple, steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, then examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, then contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cebu City driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Cebu City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Cebu City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tacloban.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Tacloban, Leyte Island

— 1 night
Largely destroyed during a 2013 typhoon, Tacloban has managed to revamp and rebuild itself into a regional hub of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): make a splash at La Villa Francisco Mountain Resort and then snap pictures at San Juanico Bridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tacloban online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cebu City to Tacloban takes 7.5 hours. April in Tacloban sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Tacloban

Theme Parks
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Malapascua Island

— 3 nights
Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Langub Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bounty Beach and Logon Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Guimbitayan Beach, head off the coast to Dakit-Dakit Island, and relax and rejuvenate at Vida Spa.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Malapascua Island trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tacloban to Malapascua Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bacolod.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Bacolod, Negros Island

— 1 night

City of Smiles

The capital city of Negros Occidental province, Bacolod boasts a rich foodie culture and vibrant festival scene, especially known for its annual festival of smiles.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barangay Sang Virgen Chapel and then head outdoors with Mambukal Mountain Resort.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bacolod trip maker site.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Malapascua Island to Bacolod in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Bacolod

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your 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.
Get in touch with nature at White Beach and Diniwid Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Bulabog Beach. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Ilig Iligan Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Luho, and delve into the lush surroundings at Mangrove Nursery.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Boracay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bacolod to Boracay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Boracay sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Visayas travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Waterfalls
Like a string of uneven beads, the islands of the Visayas archipelago surround the Visayan Sea and contain many of the country's top tourist attractions. The western islands appeal mostly to beachgoers seeking that perfect vacation paradise combining solitude with a good set of tourist amenities. The eastern section of the archipelago offers a blend of cultural sights and natural wonders, including white sand beaches and coral reefs teeming with marine life. Whether they go east or west, most visitors on a Visayas holiday devote much of their time to meeting the friendly locals and sampling some of the outstanding cuisine.

Siquijor Island travel guide

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Waterfalls · Beaches · Landmarks
Island of Fire
Tourism in Siquijor, a small Philippine island in the Visayas region, flourishes in part due to its mysterious reputation as a haven of magic, witchcraft, and supernatural beings. Although the rumors of witches and sorcery on the island are based in myths and legends, Siquijor is home to traditional folk healers who brew potions and perform rituals. Today, the island is regarded as a beach getaway, known for picturesque white sand coastline, perfect for swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Attractions in Siquijor mostly consist of its natural sights, including verdant inland hiking trails, picturesque caves, waterfalls, and rock formations.

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.

Leyte Island travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Bridges · Islands
Heavily forested and mountainous, Leyte Island offers island-hopping and nature trails, as well as traces of its significant military history. A typical Leyte Island itinerary would include a visit to a volcanic lake with floating cottages, scuba diving on the coast, and seeing the longest bridge in the Philippines. A World War II landing memorial marks the site of one of the largest naval battles in history, and neoclassical buildings stand as the former residences of officials in this wartime capital. Take a boat trip to an offshore island and climb its summit to enjoy a panoramic view of the entire Leyte Island.

Negros Occidental travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Outdoor Activities · Islands
Sugarbowl of the Philippines
Home to an active volcano and vast sugarcane fields, Negros Occidental offers a tropical island retreat. Tourist attractions in Negros Occidental include untouched beaches, colonial houses, and ruins of mansions, as well as scenic forests with wildlife. Go island-hopping to see the white-breasted sea eagle sanctuary, saltwater lagoons, rice terraces, and limestone caves. Leisurely things to do in Negros Occidental include strolls along the sands, swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking--but you can also plumb the depths of one of the best scuba diving spots in the region, full of wrecks and coral reefs. On land, Roman Catholic cathedrals and unusually angry murals attest to Negros Occidental's history and rich local independentista tradition.