13 days in Philippines Itinerary

13 days in Philippines Itinerary

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13 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Manila, Luzon
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h
2
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
3
Boracay
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Siargao Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
7
Dumaguete City, Negros Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
8
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: London

1
day
Manila, Luzon

Manila ©
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 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago and then wander the streets of Intramuros.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Manila online sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Manila is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Manila due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Manila, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

2
nights
El Nido, Palawan Island

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your El Nido trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Manila to El Nido takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

2
nights
Boracay

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 13th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulabog Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, then make a trip to Willy's Rock, and finally kick back and relax at White Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Boracay trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from El Nido to Boracay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daily temperatures in Boracay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White Beach

1
night
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the activities along Kayangan Lake and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coron day trip planner.

Getting from Boracay to Coron by combination of ferry and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Coron

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake

1
night
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stop by Baker's Hill and then explore the striking landscape of Puerto Princesa Underground River.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa tour itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Coron to Puerto Princesa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Puerto Princesa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Siargao Island.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Shopping
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Baker's Hill ©
Baker's Hill

1
night
Siargao Island

Siargao Island ©
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.
On the 17th (Fri), head off the coast to Naked Island, then head off the coast to Dako Island, and then stop by Fat Lips Surfshop.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Siargao Island sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Puerto Princesa to Siargao Island in 4.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Siargao Island are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dumaguete City.

Things to do in Siargao Island

Parks Nature Shopping
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Dako Island ©
Dako Island
Naked Island ©
Naked Island
Fat Lips Surfshop ©
Fat Lips Surfshop

1
night
Dumaguete City, Negros Island

Dumaguete City ©
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 18th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Bell Church, get to know the fascinating history of Rizal Boulevard, then admire the landmark architecture of Silliman University, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dumaguete City trip planning site.

Getting from Siargao Island to Dumaguete City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Dumaguete City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Dumaguete City

Historic Sites Spas
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Rizal Boulevard ©
Rizal Boulevard
Silliman University ©
Silliman University
Spas

3
nights
Cebu City, Cebu Island

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Virgen dela Regla National Shrine, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then make a trip to Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Rosario Parish Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Ocean Gems Academy, contemplate the long history of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, then contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, then see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro.

Plan my trip to Cebu City with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Dumaguete City to Cebu City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

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