19 days in Philippines Itinerary

19 days in Philippines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines trip planner

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Bus to Dublin, Fly to Cebu City
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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
Bus to New Maya Port, Ferry to Malapascua Island
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Malapascua Island
— 2 nights
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Ferry to New Maya Port, Bus to Mactan–Cebu, Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 6 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Coron
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 4 nights
Ferry
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
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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.
Take a break from Cebu City with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Lapu Lapu, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Basilica del Santo Nino, steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, get a taste of the local shopping with Ayala Mall, and head outdoors with Ocean Gems Academy.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cebu City journey planner.

Belfast, UK to Cebu City is an approximately 23-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Philippine Standard Time (PST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Belfast in July: high temperatures in Cebu City hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Malapascua Island

— 2 nights
Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
On the 29th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Langub Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Malapascua Island attractions planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Cebu City to Malapascua Island takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Outdoors · Spas · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Boracay

— 6 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at White Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and don't miss a visit to Willy's Rock.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Boracay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Malapascua Island to Boracay takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Boracay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 5:

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 4 nights
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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Tapyas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Smith Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Coron road trip tool.

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 9th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

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 10th (Wed): explore the activities along Small Lagoon, contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Lagoon Beach. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nacpan Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the El Nido online trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

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.