16 days in Philippines Itinerary

16 days in Philippines Itinerary

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16 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Cebu City
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Camiguin
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Anda
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Loboc
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Manila
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Port Barton
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
El Nido
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 45​min
End: Boracay

3
nights
Cebu City

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cebu City: Lapu Lapu (Scuba & Snorkeling, Spas, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Santo Nino, steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, examine the collection at Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art, and shop like a local with Ayala Mall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cebu City travel route planning tool .

Boracay to Cebu City is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Boracay, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cebu City, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Camiguin.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Camiguin

Camiguin ©
Get in touch with nature on a vacation in Camiguin, a peaceful Philippine island known for the many volcanoes that dot its verdant landscape.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the activities along Macao Cold Springs, then head off the coast to Camiguin Island, and then step off the mainland to explore Mantigue Island. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at White Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sto. Rosario Church, and then explore the activities along Tuasan Falls.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Camiguin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cebu City to Camiguin by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Anda.

Things to do in Camiguin

Parks Nature Beaches
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White Island ©
White Island
Camiguin Island ©
Camiguin Island
Mantigue Island ©
Mantigue Island

1
night
Anda

Anda ©
On the 7th (Sat), Head underground at Lamanok Caves, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kaligoon Cave Pool, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Nino de Anda Parish Church, and finally stroll through Quinale Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Anda trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Camiguin to Anda in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Loboc.

Things to do in Anda

Parks Nature Beaches
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Santo Nino de Anda Parish Church ©

2
nights
Loboc

Loboc ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Tarsier Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Philippine Tarsier Recreation Inc., then explore the striking landscape at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sta. Monica Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Mahogany Forest, then contemplate the waterfront views at Loboc River, then identify plant and animal life at Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally admire the striking features of Our Lady of Assumption Church.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Loboc trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Anda to Loboc in 2.5 hours. December in Loboc sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Loboc

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bohol Island, Philippine Tarsier Recreation Inc., Sta. Monica Church, Our Lady of Assumption Church, Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary
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Chocolate Hills Natural Monument ©
Tarsier Conservation Area ©
Tarsier Conservation Area
Our Lady of Assumption Church ©
Our Lady of Assumption Church

3
nights
Manila

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manila: Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno (in Las Pinas) and Ayala Triangle Gardens (in Makati). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Intramuros, explore and take pictures at Fort Santiago, stroll around Rizal Park, and look for gifts at SM Mall of Asia.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Manila road trip site .

Fly from Loboc to Manila in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Manila are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Barton.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno, SM Mall of Asia, Ayala Triangle Gardens
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Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

1
night
Port Barton

Port Barton ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Cayoya Island and then step off the mainland to explore Cacnipa Island.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Barton day trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manila to Port Barton. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to El Nido.

Things to do in Port Barton

Nature Parks
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Cayoya Island ©
Cayoya Island

3
nights
El Nido

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
El Nido is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon, stroll through Seven Commando Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Las Cabanas Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read El Nido trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Barton to El Nido takes 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Nido

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

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