22 days in Philippines Itinerary

22 days in Philippines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines travel planner

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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 6 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Coron
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 6 nights
Ferry
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
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Cebu City, Cebu Island

— 3 nights

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.
Visit Magellan's Cross and Yap Sandiego Ancestral House for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to Ayala Mall or Colon Street. Explore Cebu City's surroundings by going to Lapu Lapu (Scuba & Snorkeling & Spas & Wellness). It doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Basilica del Santo Nino and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cebu City day trip site.

Bengaluru, India to Cebu City is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Cebu City is 2.5 hours. In December, Cebu City is a bit warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Boracay

— 6 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Relax by the water at White Beach and Diniwid Beach. Head to D' Talipapa Market and D'Mallfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), don't miss a visit to Willy's Rock, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and step off the mainland to explore Crystal Cove Island.

Before you visit Boracay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cebu City to Boracay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Cebu City in January, plan for little chillier days in Boracay, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 6 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kalitang Beach and Green Lagoon. Get some historical perspective at Malbato Church and San Agustin Parish Church. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Banul Beach, witness a stunning natural landmark at Maquinit Hot Spring, and contemplate the waterfront views at Barracuda Lake.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coron trip tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

El Nido, Palawan Island

— 2 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.
On the 14th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Cabanas Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our El Nido trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
On the 16th (Sun), kick back and relax at Sabang Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: have unforgettable encounters with Shark Diving Palawan, stop by Baker's Hill, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa day trip website.

Getting from El Nido to Puerto Princesa by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Manila.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Manila, Luzon

— 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Tue), look for gifts at SM Mall of Asia, take a stroll through Intramuros, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Manila day trip tool.

You can fly from Puerto Princesa to Manila in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January in Manila, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Philippines travel guide

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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.