16 days in Philippines Itinerary

16 days in Philippines Itinerary

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16 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Loboc, Bohol Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  6 h
3
Boracay
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h 30 min
5
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: London

1
night
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 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple and then contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, then don't miss a visit to Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cebu City trip website .

London, UK to Cebu City is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cebu City is 8 hours. Traveling from London in May, things will get much warmer in Cebu City: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Loboc.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Loboc, Bohol Island

Loboc ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Tarsier Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Philippine Tarsier Recreation Inc., then explore the striking landscape at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sta. Monica Church. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Mahogany Forest, explore the activities along Loboc River, then admire the landmark architecture of Our Lady of Assumption Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Loboc trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cebu City to Loboc takes 4 hours. May in Loboc sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Loboc

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Luho, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Boracay holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Loboc to Boracay in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Boracay are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White Beach

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 16th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hidden Beach. On your second day here, explore the activities along Big Lagoon, contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, and then kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our El Nido online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon
Big Lagoon ©
Big Lagoon

4
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Coron is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Maquinit Hot Spring, and stop by Makulit Shop.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coron trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from El Nido to Coron in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Scuba & Snorkeling
Twin Lagoon ©
Twin Lagoon

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