16 days in Philippines Itinerary

16 days in Philippines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines itinerary planner

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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 3 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Coron
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 3 nights
Ferry
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
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Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
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Cebu City, Cebu Island

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Casa Gorordo Museum and University of San Carlos Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Cebu City: Lapu Lapu (Scuba & Snorkeling, Spas, &more) and Cebu Happy World Museum (in Cordova). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple, steep yourself in history at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, and admire the masterpieces at Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art.

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

Mumbai, India to Cebu City is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Cebu City, you'll lose 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in November: highs in Cebu City hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Boracay

— 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Helicopter Tours and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), buy something for everyone on your list at E Mall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulabog Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Boracay trip itinerary maker website.

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 November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Boracay: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 3 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Banul Beach and Coron Bay. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Coral Garden, head off the coast to Siete Pecados, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coron holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Helicopter Island and Entalula Island. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, step off the mainland to explore Snake Island (Vigan Island), enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Taraw Cliff.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the El Nido trip maker app.

Ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Manila, Luzon

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, stroll around Rizal Park, then take a stroll through Intramuros, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manila trip planning website.

Getting from El Nido to Manila by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or ride a ferry. In November in Manila, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.