55 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

55 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines holiday planner

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Manila
— 12 nights
Drive
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Banaue
— 2 nights
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Baguio
— 2 nights
Bus to Clark International, Fly to Siargao Island
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Siargao Island
— 4 nights
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Carmen
— 1 night
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Boracay
— 7 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Coron
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Coron
— 4 nights
Ferry
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El Nido
— 4 nights
Ferry to Coron, Fly to Cebu City
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Cebu City
— 3 nights
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Donsol
— 6 nights
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Bantayan Island
— 3 nights
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Manila

— 12 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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Masungi Georeserve. Visit Patungan Beach Cove and Marine Base Ternate Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Manila: Taguig City (The Fort, Track 30th, &more), Aguinaldo Shrine (in Kawit) and Mount Purro Nature Reserve (in Antipolo City). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Filipino Intramuros, admire the striking features of Monastery of Saint Agustin, visit Eastwood City, and get to know the fascinating history of Intramuros.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manila trip planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Manila is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Budapest to Manila, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in February, with highs in Manila at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Banaue.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Banaue

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Banaue Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Banaue Rice Terraces, and then relax in the rural setting at Hapao Rice Terraces. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Batad Rice Terraces and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tappiyah Falls.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Banaue road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manila to Banaue takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Baguio.

Things to do in Banaue

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Baguio

— 2 nights

Summer Capital of the Philippines

With its mountain location, Baguio has long been seen as a pleasant retreat from the lowland areas.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Bell House - Camp John Hay and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ulap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pink Sisters’ Convent and Chapel.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Baguio travel planner.

Traveling by car from Banaue to Baguio takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Siargao Island.

Things to do in Baguio

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Siargao Island

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Magpupungko Beach and Dako Island. Get outdoors at Naked Island and Magpaponko Swimming Hole. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Lupita Adventures Siargao, head off the coast to Mamon Island, Head underground at Hagukan Cave, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ni Cristo.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Siargao Island sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Baguio to Siargao Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Baguio in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Siargao Island: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Carmen.

Things to do in Siargao Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Carmen

— 1 night
Carmen is a in the province of, Philippines. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument, take in nature's colorful creations at Bohol Habitat Conservation Center, then stroll through Can-olin Butterfly Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarsier Conservation Area, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Loboc Wildlife & Nature Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Panga Falls.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Carmen trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Siargao Island to Carmen. February in Carmen sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Carmen

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Boracay

— 7 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like 1Boracay and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. You'll get in some beach time at White Beach and Balinghai Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Buruanga Beach in Caticlan (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Diniwid Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Legacy Gym Boracay, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Bugtongbato Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Boracay road trip planning site.

Drive from Carmen to Boracay in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Carmen in February, expect nights in Boracay to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Coron

— 4 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
We've included these beaches for you: Banul Beach and Atwayan Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Skeleton Reef. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Kayangan Lake and pause for some serene contemplation at San Agustin Parish Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coron trip planner.

Getting from Boracay to Coron by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

El Nido

— 4 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.
Relax by the water at Nacpan Beach and Hidden Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Star Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marimegmeg Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, stroll through Corong Corong Beach, and head off the coast to Simizu Island.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our El Nido online vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Cebu City.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Cebu City

— 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.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the galleries of Museo Sugbo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Basilica del Santo Nino, and finally contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Vano Public Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cebu City trip app.

Getting from El Nido to Cebu City by combination of ferry and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Donsol.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Donsol

— 6 nights
Get some cultural insight at Our Lady of the Assumption Church and Saint John the Baptist Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and Lake Buhi. Get out of town with these interesting Donsol side-trips: Quitinday Underground River (in Camalig) and Bagatao Island Lighthouse (in Sorsogon).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Donsol planner.

You can drive from Cebu City to Donsol in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to Bantayan Island.

Things to do in Donsol

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Bantayan Island

— 3 nights
Located close to Cebu, one of the country's most populous areas, Bantayan Island is known as a hub of fishing and poultry farming, two industries that play a major role in feeding the Philippine population.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort of Kota Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Bontay Baywalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then stroll through Omagieca Mangrove Garden, and then kick back and relax at Marikaban Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bantayan Island road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Donsol to Bantayan Island takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Bantayan Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Manila

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Get a sense of the local culture at Barasoain Church and Bonifacio High Street. Explore hidden gems such as Art in Island and Upside Down Museum. When in Manila, make a side trip to see Bangkong Kahoy Valley in Dolores, approximately Dolores away. Enjoy Manila some more: look for gifts at Silahis Arts & Artifacts.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manila day trip tool.

Getting from Bantayan Island to Manila by combination of ferry, taxi, and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Manila

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Luzon travel guide

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Shopping Malls · Sacred & Religious Sites · Parks
One of the world's largest and most densely populated islands, Luzon serves as the political and economic center of the Philippines, containing two the country's biggest and most important urban centers. In this culturally rich corner of the Philippine archipelago, a vacation in Luzon can traverse two distinct landscapes, each offering a set of memorable experiences. The northern section of the island appeals to intrepid explorers with its jungles, mountain villages, deep caves, and sandy beaches. Meanwhile, the southern portion remains one of the least explored parts of the country, where you can easily venture off the beaten tourist path and spend weeks discovering active volcanoes, historic ruins, and lush nature parks.

Cebu Island travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Waterfalls
A long, thin island with a mountainous backbone running through its core, Cebu Island offers scenic nature and pristine beaches. Hikes in the hills offer fabulous views of waterfalls and the distant ocean amid lush greenery, while those who prefer urban entertainment can enjoy the bustle of the provincial capital. For more adventurous visitors, things to do in Cebu Island center mainly around water sports, such as kiteboarding, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, or taking a boat trip to look for whale sharks. History buffs will enjoy visiting a Portuguese-built Catholic church and then a shrine dedicated to the chieftain who killed Magellan.