20 days in Philippines Itinerary

20 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Manila, Luzon
— 3 nights
2
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 1 night
3
Cuyo Island
— 1 day
4
Iloilo City, Panay Island
— 2 nights
5
Bacolod, Negros Island
— 2 nights
6
San Carlos City, Negros Island
— 2 nights
7
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 4 nights

3
nights
Manila, Luzon

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
On the 2nd (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, then stroll around Rizal Park, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Manila Ocean Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Manila day trip site.

Seattle, USA to Manila is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Philippine Standard Time (PST) is 16 hours. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect Manila to be much warmer, temps between 89°F and 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Spas, SM Mall of Asia
Highlights from your plan
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park

1
night
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

Puerto Princesa ©
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 6th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, then look for gifts at Baker's Hill, and then head off the coast to Cowrie Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Tubbataha Reef, then take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park, and then test your problem-solving skills at Freeing Palawan.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Manila to Puerto Princesa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Puerto Princesa, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cuyo Island.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cowrie Island ©
Cowrie Island
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Baker's Hill ©
Baker's Hill

1
day
Cuyo Island

Cuyo Island
For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cuyo Island trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Princesa to Cuyo Island. On the 8th (Thu), you're off to Iloilo City.

Things to do in Cuyo Island

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

2
nights
Iloilo City, Panay Island

Iloilo City ©
The last Spanish colonial capital in the country, Iloilo City boasts numerous European-style architectural highlights, a wealth of historical attractions, and a developing reputation as a nightlife and entertainment capital.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Molo Mansion and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne Parish Church. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at SM City Iloilo, see the interesting displays at Camina Balay nga Bato, then don't miss a visit to Sinamay House, and finally explore the galleries of Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Iloilo City trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Cuyo Island to Iloilo City with the Route module. October in Iloilo City sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bacolod.

Things to do in Iloilo City

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Iloilo River Esplanade ©
Iloilo River Esplanade
Sta. Barbara Golf Course ©
Sta. Barbara Golf Course
St Anne Parish Church ©
St Anne Parish Church

2
nights
Bacolod, Negros Island

Bacolod ©
The capital city of Negros Occidental province, Bacolod boasts a rich foodie culture and vibrant festival scene, especially known for its annual festival of smiles.
On your second day here, walk around Provincial Capitol Lagoon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Sebastian Cathedral, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SM City Bacolod.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bacolod trip itinerary maker app.

You can travel from Iloilo City to Bacolod in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to San Carlos City.

Things to do in Bacolod

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

The Ruins, Balay Negrense Museum
Highlights from your plan
San Sebastian Cathedral ©
San Sebastian Cathedral
The Ruins ©
The Ruins
Balay Negrense Museum ©
Balay Negrense Museum

2
nights
San Carlos City, Negros Island

San Carlos City
On the 14th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at La Fortuna Nature & Wildlife Lagoon and then make a trip to Codcod Rice Terraces.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Carlos City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Bacolod to San Carlos City in 2.5 hours. In October in San Carlos City, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in San Carlos City

Wildlife · Parks

4
nights
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

Lapu Lapu ©
Learn about the first encounters and a historical clash of civilizations by exploring the shrines and monuments dedicated to the Spanish explorer Fernando Magellan and Lapu Lapu, the city's eponymous hero who defeated him.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lapu Lapu: Cebu City (Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, Basilica del Santo Nino, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Ocean Gems Academy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Virgen dela Regla National Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Mercato de Mactan.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lapu Lapu vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Carlos City to Lapu Lapu. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cebu City
Highlights from your plan
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ayala Mall ©
Ayala Mall

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