19 days in Philippines Itinerary

19 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Manila, Luzon
Fly
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Barton, Palawan Island
— 1 night
Drive
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 3 nights
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Cebu City
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Loboc
— 3 nights
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Siargao Island
— 3 nights
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Manila, Luzon

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 14th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Manila online tour builder.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Manila is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Sofia to Manila due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sofia in January, expect Manila to be much warmer, temps between 35°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Manila

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

— 2 nights

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.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sabang Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa trip planner.

You can fly from Manila to Puerto Princesa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Princesa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Barton.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Port Barton, Palawan Island

— 1 night
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Traveling by car from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to El Nido.

Things to do in Port Barton

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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.
For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our El Nido day trip planner.

You can drive from Port Barton to El Nido in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. You will leave for Coron on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 3 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Banul Beach and Banana Island. Visit Atwayan Beach and Smith Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Kayangan Lake and pause for some serene contemplation at San Agustin Parish Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Coron online holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from El Nido to Coron in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Cebu City

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 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cebu City trip itinerary site.

Getting from Coron to Cebu City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cebu City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Loboc.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Museums

Loboc

— 3 nights
Visiting Tarsier Conservation Area and Mahogany Forest will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to St Peter's Church and Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary. Step out of Loboc with an excursion to Dimiao Twin Falls in Dimiao--about 50 minutes away.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Loboc vacation builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Cebu City to Loboc in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for Siargao Island.

Things to do in Loboc

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Siargao Island

— 3 nights
A lush oasis of tropical vegetation surrounded by warm waters east of the Philippines, Siargao Island offers a mix of mangrove forests, squeaky-clean sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs.
Escape the urban bustle at Magpupungko Beach and Dako Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alegria Beach and Cloud 9 Surfing Tower. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Taktak Falls, Head underground at Hagukan Cave, head off the coast to Mamon Island, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ni Cristo.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Siargao Island trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Loboc to Siargao Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. January in Siargao Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Siargao Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Philippines travel guide

4.1
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.

Cebu Island travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Waterfalls
A long, thin island with a mountainous backbone running through its core, Cebu Island offers scenic nature and pristine beaches. Hikes in the hills offer fabulous views of waterfalls and the distant ocean amid lush greenery, while those who prefer urban entertainment can enjoy the bustle of the provincial capital. For more adventurous visitors, things to do in Cebu Island center mainly around water sports, such as kiteboarding, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, or taking a boat trip to look for whale sharks. History buffs will enjoy visiting a Portuguese-built Catholic church and then a shrine dedicated to the chieftain who killed Magellan.

Bohol Island travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas · Forests
Bohol Island attracts visitors with its landscape, natural heritage, and culture. The interior's jungle areas provide a habitat for wide-eyed tarsiers, with the small primate something of a mascot for the island. Interesting and iconic limestone formations serve as the focal point for a range of hikes during holidays on Bohol Island, while the offshore dive spots remain biologically rich and diverse, and the waters strikingly clear. Much of the old Spanish colonial architecture was razed to the ground during the 2013 earthquake, though some notable examples still stand.