18 days in Coron, El Nido & Cebu Island Itinerary

18 days in Coron, El Nido & Cebu Island Itinerary

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18 days in Coron, El Nido & Cebu Island Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Coron
— 4 nights
Ferry:  4 h 30 min
2
El Nido
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Cebu City
— 4 nights
Bus + Ferry:  5 h
4
Malapascua Island
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 30 min
5
Oslob
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

4
nights
Coron

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Banol Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kalitang Beach and Smith Beach. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Garden, witness a stunning natural landmark at Maquinit Hot Spring, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt Tapyas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coron holiday builder .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Coron is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Coron. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

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Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake

5
nights
El Nido

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 get in some beach time at Las Cabanas Beach and Seven Commando Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hidden Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Secret Lagoon Beach, stroll through Marimegmeg Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon.

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Traveling by ferry from Coron to El Nido takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in El Nido

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach

4
nights
Cebu City

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Appreciate the collections at Basilica del Santo Nino and Cebu Happy World Museum. Relax by the water at Hermit's Cove and Vano Public Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Lapu Lapu (Spas & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Lambug Public Beach (in Badian). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple, shop like a local with Ayala Mall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Virgen dela Regla National Shrine.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cebu City travel planner.

Traveling by flight from El Nido to Cebu City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Cebu City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Cebu City

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Side Trips

Lapu Lapu, Hermit's Cove, Cebu Happy World Museum, Lambug Public Beach
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Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Scuba & Snorkeling
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

2
nights
Malapascua Island

Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bounty Beach and Logon Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Guimbitayan Beach. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Carnasa Island.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Malapascua Island online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Cebu City to Malapascua Island takes 5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Oslob.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

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Bounty Beach ©
Bounty Beach
Logon Beach ©
Logon Beach

1
night
Oslob

A vacation in Oslob offers a picture-perfect island paradise for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Oslob Cemetery, admire the sheer force of Tumalog Falls, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion Church.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Oslob itinerary planner.

Getting from Malapascua Island to Oslob by combination of ferry, taxi, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daytime highs in Oslob are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oslob

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tumalog Falls ©
Tumalog Falls

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