18 days in Philippines Itinerary

18 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Fly
1
Manila
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Banaue
— 2 nights
Taxi to Candon, Bus to Vigan
3
Vigan
— 2 nights
Fly to Panglao Island, Bus to Loboc
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Loboc, Bohol Island
— 1 night
Drive
5
Danao, Panglao Island
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Moalboal
— 3 nights
Drive to Mactan Cebu International Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport

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Manila

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manila: Runway Manila (in Pasay) and Makati (Greenbelt Mall, Ayala Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Fort Santiago, take a stroll through Intramuros, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Manila Ocean Park, and explore the activities along Manila Bay.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manila road trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Manila is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to Manila, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in January: high temperatures in Manila hover around 35°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Banaue.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

2
nights
Banaue

Surrounded by aesthetically pleasing and historically important rice terraces, the town of Banaue brings in many visitors each day, drawn to its World Heritage-listed agricultural sites.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Banaue Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Banaue Rice Terraces, and then experience rural life at Hapao Rice Terraces. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Tappiyah Falls and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Batad Rice Terraces.

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Drive from Manila to Banaue in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Vigan.

Things to do in Banaue

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

2
nights
Vigan

One of the best-preserved Spanish colonial towns in the country, Vigan has been made a World Heritage Site.
On the 1st (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Bantay Church Bell Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Crisologo, and then wander the streets of Vigan Heritage Village. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bantay Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Augustine Church, then don't miss a visit to Chapel by the Ruins, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria Church.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vigan road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Banaue to Vigan in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Loboc.

Things to do in Vigan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

1
night
Loboc, Bohol Island

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Philippine Tarsier Recreation Inc., identify plant and animal life at Tarsier Conservation Area, then get to know the resident critters at Zoocolate Thrills Theme Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Mahogany Forest, then explore the striking landscape at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument, then meet the residents at Loboc Wildlife & Nature Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sta. Monica Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Loboc travel planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Vigan to Loboc in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February in Loboc, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Danao.

Things to do in Loboc

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

2
nights
Danao, Panglao Island

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Augustine's Church, admire the striking features of Our Lady of Assumption Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dumaluan Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tarsier Botanika. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alona Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then step off the mainland to explore Virgin Island.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Danao trip builder.

You can drive from Loboc to Danao in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Moalboal.

Things to do in Danao

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

3
nights
Moalboal

The collection of beaches and the treasures located just off shore encourage many people visit Moalboal.
Get out of town with these interesting Moalboal side-trips: Kawasan Falls (in Badian) and Hermit's Cove (in Aloguinsan). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get your game on at Archery-Asia, head off the coast to Pescador Island, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Moalboal online day trip planner.

Drive from Danao to Moalboal in 5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Moalboal can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moalboal

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Philippines travel guide

4.2
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.

Bohol Province travel guide

3.8
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Covering a tropical island with gentle coves and white sand beaches, Bohol Province has a great reputation among snorkelers and divers. Things to do in Bohol Province include dolphin- and whale-watching, island-hopping, visiting some of the spectacular caves and waterfalls, and of course snorkeling and diving. Stand-up paddleboarding, river kayaking, and boat tours serve as less strenuous ways to admire the marine nature surrounding the islands. Further inland, ziplines, rope cycling, and jungle adventure tours make popular additions to any Bohol Province holiday, while old Roman Catholic churches hide behind palm trees and local markets offer traditional handicrafts.