7 days in Philippines Itinerary

7 days in Philippines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines trip planner

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Fly
1
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 1 night
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
2
Boracay
— 1 night
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Coron
3
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 1 night
Ferry
4
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Fly

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Cebu City, Cebu Island

— 1 night

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 14th (Mon), shop like a local with Colon Street and then get engrossed in the history at University of San Carlos Museum.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cebu City trip maker app.

Chicago, USA to Cebu City is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Cebu City, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Chicago in December, with highs in Cebu City at 87°F and lows at 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Boracay

— 1 night
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bulabog Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Boracay day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cebu City to Boracay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Cebu City in December, plan for slightly colder days in Boracay, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 1 night
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
On the 17th (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Banul Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Atwayan Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coron trip maker website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get outside with Lio Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Marimegmeg Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the El Nido trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Philippines travel guide

4.1
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.