8 days in Philippines Itinerary

8 days in Philippines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines trip planner

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Fly
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Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 3 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Cebu City
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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
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Manila, Luzon

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for gifts at SM Mall of Asia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Fort Santiago, stroll around Rizal Park, then take a stroll through Intramuros, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Manila tour planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Manila is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Lisbon to Manila due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in January, things will get much hotter in Manila: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Boracay

— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balinghai Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and head off the coast to Crystal Cove Island.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Boracay tour itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Manila to Boracay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Manila in January, you will find days in Boracay are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Cebu City, Cebu Island

— 2 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 9th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Lapu Lapu Statue, then steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, then see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, and finally contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cebu City day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Cebu City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Boracay in January, expect nights in Cebu City to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.