16 days in Philippines & Pensacola Itinerary

16 days in Philippines & Pensacola Itinerary

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Cebu City, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Caticlan, Bus to Kalibo, Fly to El Nido
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El Nido, Philippines
— 1 night
Drive
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly
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Coron, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly
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Manila, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly to Gulfport/Biloxi, Drive to Pensacola
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Pensacola, United States
— 2 nights
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Cebu City, Philippines

— 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 3rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, then steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, then contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen dela Regla National Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House.

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Valparaiso, USA to Cebu City is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Valparaiso to Cebu City. When traveling from Valparaiso in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Cebu City, with highs around 88°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Boracay, Philippines

— 3 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at White Beach and Ilig Iligan Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Diniwid Beach, kick back and relax at Bulabog Beach, and head off the coast to Boracay Waters.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Boracay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cebu City to Boracay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cebu City in March: highs in Boracay hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

El Nido, Philippines

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read El Nido trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Boracay to El Nido takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Puerto Princesa, Philippines

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Palawan Environmental Enforcement Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbataha Reef, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Puerto Princesa holiday planner.

Drive from El Nido to Puerto Princesa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Coron, Philippines

— 2 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Agustin Parish Church, and then explore the activities along Kayangan Lake. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalitang Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Malbato Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Coron travel app.

Fly from Puerto Princesa to Coron in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Coron

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Manila, Philippines

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, appreciate the extensive heritage of Intramuros, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Vincent de Paul Parish Church. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Gudalupe, stroll the grounds of Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, then take some stellar pictures from Malate Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manila Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Manila route maker app.

You can fly from Coron to Manila in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in March, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pensacola.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pensacola, United States

— 2 nights

Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
National Naval Aviation Museum and Veterans Memorial Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. Explore Pensacola's surroundings by going to Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear) and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (in Mobile). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pensacola Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pensacola trip itinerary website.

Do a combination of flight and car from Manila to Pensacola in 27 hours. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Manila to Pensacola due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Manila, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Pensacola, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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.