39 days in Philippines Itinerary

39 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Manila, Luzon
— Few hours
Drive
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Banaue, Luzon
— 4 nights
Taxi to Tuguegarao, Fly to Mactan–Cebu
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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 1 night
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Drive to Cebu Pier 1, Ferry to Tubigon, Drive to Bohol Island
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Bohol Island
— 1 day
Drive
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Tagbilaran City, Bohol Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Laguindingan Airport, Fly to Mactan Cebu International Airport, Drive to Siquijor Island
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Siquijor Island
— 2 nights
Taxi to Siquijor, Ferry to Dumaguete City
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Dumaguete City, Negros Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Liloan, Drive to Oslob
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Oslob, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moalboal, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
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Drive to Toledo, Ferry to San Carlos, Drive to Bacolod
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Bacolod, Negros Island
— 1 night
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Iloilo City, Panay Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Caticlan, Panay Island
— 1 night
Fly to Kalibo International Airport, Drive to Boracay
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Boracay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Francisco B. Reyes
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 9 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago and then examine the collection at Rizal Shrine.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Manila online holiday maker.

If you are flying in from Republic of the Congo, the closest major aiports are Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Diosdado Macapagal International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Banaue.

Things to do in Manila

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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Banaue, Luzon

Surrounded by aesthetically pleasing and historically important rice terraces, the town of Banaue brings in many visitors each day, drawn to its World Heritage-listed agricultural sites.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tappiyah Falls and Maligcong Rice Terraces. Change things up with these side-trips from Banaue: Bayyo Rice Terraces (in Bontoc) and Bogyah Hot Spring (in Hungduan). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Hapao Rice Terraces, make a trip to Banaue Rice Terraces, take an in-depth tour of Banaue Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Batad Rice Terraces.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Banaue using our trip planner.

You can drive from Manila to Banaue in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Manila in September; daily highs in Banaue reach 26°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Banaue

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
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Cebu City, Cebu Island

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 6th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmelite Monastery Cebu City, contemplate the long history of 1730 Jesuit House, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Sugbo. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cebu City day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Banaue to Cebu City takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Banaue in September, expect Cebu City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Museums

1
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Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): meet some fierce fish with allblue Scuba& Marine Sports Club and then appreciate the history behind Magellan Shrine.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lapu Lapu online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cebu City to Lapu Lapu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Bohol Island.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Bohol Island

Bohol Island attracts visitors with its landscape, natural heritage, and culture.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument and then don't miss a visit to ShipHaus.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bohol Island online route planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Lapu Lapu to Bohol Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tagbilaran City.

Things to do in Bohol Island

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Tagbilaran City, Bohol Island

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. On the 10th (Fri), add some adventure to your tour with Kayakasia Philippines, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take a memorable tour with Bohol Island Tour. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Blood Compact Monument, explore the fascinating underground world of Hinagdanan Cave, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of San Jose.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tagbilaran City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bohol Island to Tagbilaran City takes 1.5 hours. In September in Tagbilaran City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Siquijor Island.

Things to do in Tagbilaran City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

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Siquijor Island

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.
On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Old Enchanted Balete Tree, then admire the sheer force of Cambugahay Falls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Salagdoong Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Siquijor Island travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tagbilaran City to Siquijor Island. In September, daytime highs in Siquijor Island are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Dumaguete City.

Things to do in Siquijor Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

1
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Dumaguete City, Negros Island

City of Gentle People

The city of Dumaguete enjoys a reputation as forward-thinking, tourist-friendly, and vibrant--partly owing to its four universities and youthful, educated population.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Casaroro Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Omoyon Bee Farm, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bell Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Rizal Boulevard.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dumaguete City visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Siquijor Island to Dumaguete City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September in Dumaguete City, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oslob.

Things to do in Dumaguete City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Oslob, Cebu Island

A vacation in Oslob offers a picture-perfect island paradise for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aguinid Falls and Binalayan Hidden Waterfalls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oslob: Dao Waterfalls (in Samboan) and Patrocinio de Maria Church (in Boljoon). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion Church, stroll the grounds of Oslob Cemetery, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and step off the mainland to explore Sumilon Island.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Oslob tour builder tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Dumaguete City to Oslob takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Oslob, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Moalboal.

Things to do in Oslob

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Moalboal, Cebu Island

The collection of beaches and the treasures located just off shore encourage many people visit Moalboal.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Mantayupan Falls and then admire the sheer force of Kawasan Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Gaisano Grand Mall and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Moalboal trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Oslob to Moalboal in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Moalboal, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Bacolod.

Things to do in Moalboal

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

1
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Bacolod, Negros Island

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.
On the 21st (Tue), walk around Provincial Capitol Lagoon, then walk around Bacolod Public Plaza, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Sebastian Cathedral, and finally browse the different shops at SM City Bacolod. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Diego Pro-Cathedral, look for gifts at Jojo Vito, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barangay Sang Virgen Chapel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bacolod trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Moalboal to Bacolod in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Iloilo City.

Things to do in Bacolod

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

2
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Iloilo City, Panay Island

Heart of the Philippines

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 23rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne Parish Church, get outside with Iloilo River Esplanade, and then browse the different shops at SM City Iloilo.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Iloilo City online day trip planner.

Getting from Bacolod to Iloilo City by journey takes about 4 hours. Other options: travel. In September, daily temperatures in Iloilo City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Caticlan.

Things to do in Iloilo City

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

1
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Caticlan, Panay Island

On the 24th (Fri), pick up some local products at Tindahan It Boracay, then discover the deep blue sea with Lapu-Lapu Diving Center, and then explore the activities along Hurom-Hurom Cold Spring. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): get outside with Hacienda Maria, then get in on the family fun at Happy Dreamland Theme Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Pangihan Cave.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Caticlan itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Iloilo City to Caticlan in 5 hours. In September in Caticlan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Caticlan

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Boracay

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
On the 26th (Sun), push the limits with an extreme tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On your second day here, awaken your taste buds at VTA Boracay and then buy something for everyone on your list at E Mall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Boracay online holiday maker.

Explore your travel options from Caticlan to Boracay with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

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Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the activities along Twin Lagoon, contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, and then kick back and relax at Atwayan Beach. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Banul Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Skeleton Reef.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Coron trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Boracay to Coron by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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El Nido, Palawan Island

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hidden Beach and Matinloc Island. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Lio Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Duli Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Marimegmeg Beach.

You can plan El Nido trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by ferry from Coron to El Nido takes 4.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.