19 days in Philippines Itinerary

19 days in Philippines Itinerary

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19 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 30​min
2
Boracay
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h 30​min
4
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Sofia

2
nights
Cebu City, Cebu Island

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
On the 27th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmelite Monastery Cebu City.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cebu City trip planner .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Cebu City is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Philippines Time (PHT) is 6 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Sofia in January, with highs in Cebu City at 34°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
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Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral ©
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
Carmelite Monastery Cebu City ©
Carmelite Monastery Cebu City
Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod ©
Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod

4
nights
Boracay

Boracay ©
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Visiting White Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay. Step out of Boracay with an excursion to Buruanga Beach in Caticlan--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), stroll through Balinghai Beach, don't miss a visit to Motag Living Museum, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Boracay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cebu City to Boracay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Cebu City in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Boracay: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Punta Bunga Beach, Buruanga Beach
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Balinghai Beach ©
Balinghai Beach
White Beach ©
White Beach

3
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
We've included these beaches for you: Banol Beach and Atwayan Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Banana Island and San Agustin Parish Church. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake.

To find out how to plan a trip to Coron, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Atwayan Beach ©
Atwayan Beach

4
nights
El Nido, Palawan Island

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.
Visit Nacpan Beach and Marimegmeg Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Duli Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Star Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the striking landscape at Taraw Cliff, and head outdoors with Lio Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read El Nido online trip maker .

Ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach
Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Star Beach ©
Star Beach

3
nights
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
On the 10th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pristine Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Princess Eulalia Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, and then take an in-depth tour of Palawan Heritage Center.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa visit planner .

Drive from El Nido to Puerto Princesa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
Immaculate Conception Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception Cathedral

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