30 days in Visayas Itinerary

30 days in Visayas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Visayas vacation planner

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Bacolod, Negros Island
— 4 nights
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Drive to Escalante, Ferry to Tabuelan Port, Drive to Maya, Ferry to Malapascua Island
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Malapascua Island
— 4 nights
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Tacloban, Leyte Island
— 2 nights
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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Juan, Siquijor Island
— 4 nights
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Tagbilaran City, Bohol Island
— 4 nights
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Bus to Panglao Island, Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 6 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Manila

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Bacolod, Negros Island

— 4 nights

City of Smiles

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bacolod: Mambukal Mountain Resort (in Murcia) and Silay City (Balay Negrense Museum & Hofilena Heritage House). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Ruins, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barangay Sang Virgen Chapel, look for all kinds of wild species at Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Biodiversity Conservation Center, and walk around Bacolod Public Plaza.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bacolod visit planner.

Manila to Bacolod is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Bacolod

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Malapascua Island

— 4 nights
Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
Malapascua Island is known for wildlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Dakit-Dakit Island, relax and rejuvenate at Vida Spa, and enjoy the sand and surf at Langub Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Malapascua Island trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bacolod to Malapascua Island in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tacloban.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Tacloban, Leyte Island

— 2 nights
Largely destroyed during a 2013 typhoon, Tacloban has managed to revamp and rebuild itself into a regional hub of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a splash at La Villa Francisco Mountain Resort, indulge in some personalized pampering at Zpa, and then take in the views from San Juanico Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at The Transfiguration of Our Lord Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to M/M Eva Jocelyn Shrine, and then Head underground at Sohoton Cave.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tacloban trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Malapascua Island to Tacloban with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Tacloban

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Cebu City, Cebu Island

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cebu City: Lapu Lapu (Scuba & Snorkeling, Spas, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, shop like a local with Ayala Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Vano Public Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cebu City vacation maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tacloban to Cebu City. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

San Juan, Siquijor Island

— 4 nights
Change things up with a short trip to Sambulawan Underground River in Siquijor (about 46 minutes away).

For maps and tourist information, you can read our San Juan travel route planner.

You can drive from Cebu City to San Juan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in San Juan are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Tagbilaran City.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tagbilaran City, Bohol Island

— 4 nights
Tagbilaran, officially the City of Tagbilaran and sometimes referred to as Tagbilaran City, is a city in the Visayas group of islands in the Philippines. Change things up with these side-trips from Tagbilaran City: Tarsier Conservation Area (in Loboc) and Divers Community Club (in Tawala). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument, step off the mainland to explore Isola di Francesco, kick back and relax at Alona Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tagbilaran City trip builder.

Traveling by journey from San Juan to Tagbilaran City takes 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Tagbilaran City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Tagbilaran City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Motag Living Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Boracay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Tagbilaran City to Boracay takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daytime highs in Boracay are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Visayas travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Waterfalls
Like a string of uneven beads, the islands of the Visayas archipelago surround the Visayan Sea and contain many of the country's top tourist attractions. The western islands appeal mostly to beachgoers seeking that perfect vacation paradise combining solitude with a good set of tourist amenities. The eastern section of the archipelago offers a blend of cultural sights and natural wonders, including white sand beaches and coral reefs teeming with marine life. Whether they go east or west, most visitors on a Visayas holiday devote much of their time to meeting the friendly locals and sampling some of the outstanding cuisine.

Leyte Province travel guide

3.6
Wildlife Areas · Bridges · History Museums

Siquijor Island travel guide

3.7
Waterfalls · Beaches · Landmarks
Island of Fire
Tourism in Siquijor, a small Philippine island in the Visayas region, flourishes in part due to its mysterious reputation as a haven of magic, witchcraft, and supernatural beings. Although the rumors of witches and sorcery on the island are based in myths and legends, Siquijor is home to traditional folk healers who brew potions and perform rituals. Today, the island is regarded as a beach getaway, known for picturesque white sand coastline, perfect for swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Attractions in Siquijor mostly consist of its natural sights, including verdant inland hiking trails, picturesque caves, waterfalls, and rock formations.

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.