28 days in Mindanao Itinerary

28 days in Mindanao Itinerary

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Cagayan de Oro
— 4 nights
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San Agustin
— 1 night
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Bislig
— 2 nights
Drive
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Davao City
— 8 nights
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Siargao Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Camiguin
— 5 nights
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Cagayan de Oro

— 4 nights
Cagayan de Oro is a first class highly urbanized city and the capital of the province of Misamis Oriental in the Philippines. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cagayan de Oro: Statue of the Divine Mercy (in El Salvador), Dahilayan Forest Park Resort (in Manolo Fortich) and Mount Kitanglad (in Valencia City). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take an in-depth tour of City Museum of Cagayan de Oro, browse the different shops at Limketkai Center, and get great views at Eden's Solace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cagayan de Oro driving holiday planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Cagayan de Oro is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Philippine Standard Time is minus 4 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Cagayan de Oro, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to San Agustin.

Things to do in Cagayan de Oro

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

San Agustin

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): head off the coast to Hagonoy Island and then step off the mainland to explore Britania Islands.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our San Agustin planning app.

Traveling by car from Cagayan de Oro to San Agustin takes 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bislig.

Things to do in San Agustin

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Bislig

— 2 nights
Bislig, officially called the City of Bislig and often referred to as Bislig City, is a third income class city in the province of Surigao del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Tinuy-an Falls and then head off the coast to Bislig Baywalk. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Enchanted River and then Head underground at Hinayagan Cave.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bislig online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Agustin to Bislig in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Davao City.

Things to do in Bislig

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Davao City

— 8 nights

Fruit Bowl of the Philippines

The urban developments of Davao City momentarily mask the reasons why the area has become known as the "fruit bowl of the Philippines," but you don't have to go too far to find out for yourself.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Davao City: Samal Island (Monfort Bat Sanctuary & Hagimit Falls). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Davao Crocodile Park, browse the different shops at Abreeza Mall, explore the galleries of Malagos Garden Resort, and walk around People's Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Davao City travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Bislig to Davao City takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Siargao Island.

Things to do in Davao City

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Siargao Island

— 5 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.
Siargao Island is known for nature, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Magpupungko Beach, head off the coast to Guyam Island, take some stellar pictures from Cloud 9 Surfing Tower, and explore the striking landscape at Magpaponko Swimming Hole.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Siargao Island sightseeing site.

You can fly from Davao City to Siargao Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Camiguin.

Things to do in Siargao Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Camiguin

— 5 nights

Born of Fire

Get in touch with nature on a vacation in Camiguin, a peaceful Philippine island known for the many volcanoes that dot its verdant landscape.
Camiguin is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at White Island, step off the mainland to explore Mantigue Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sto. Rosario Church, and take in the natural beauty of Ardent Hot Springs.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Camiguin attractions planning website.

Getting from Siargao Island to Camiguin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Camiguin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Mindanao travel guide

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Islands · Nature & Parks · Waterfalls
The Philippines' Land of Promise
With gorgeous beaches, jungles, and the nation's highest peak, one may wonder why tourism on Mindanao hasn't gone through the roof. The 20th century saw the government-enforced settlement--often with extremely brutal tactics--of Christians on this Muslim (Moro) majority island. Decades of land-grabbing and horrific violence against the Moro has led to an ongoing conflict in certain areas. Still, those that do vacation on Mindanao discover a wealth of places to visit, from cosmopolitan Davao City to 3,144 m (10,315 ft) high Mt. Apo, home to the Philippine eagle. Guided tours through tropical rainforest, lounging on pristine beaches, and testing out excellent surfing spots make up other highlights of a Mindanao itinerary. Round out your visit with trips to traditional mountain villages, and see how rural farmers work the land in this major agricultural region.