21 days in Philippines Itinerary

21 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Cebu City
— 2 nights
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Carmen
— 2 nights
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Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 6 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to El Nido
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El Nido
— 4 nights
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Manila
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Cebu City

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum, see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, then see the interesting displays at BPI Museum, then contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of University of San Carlos Museum, see the interesting displays at Casa Gorordo Museum, steep yourself in history at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, then explore the world behind art at Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cebu City trip tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Cebu City is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Philippine Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Cebu City, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Carmen.

Things to do in Cebu City

Museums · Historic Sites
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Carmen

Carmen is a in the province of, Philippines. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Loboc River Cruise and then explore the striking landscape at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Mahogany Forest, identify plant and animal life at Tarsier Conservation Area, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Carmen trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by journey from Cebu City to Carmen takes 4 hours. December in Carmen sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Carmen

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

Learn about the first encounters and a historical clash of civilizations by exploring the shrines and monuments dedicated to the Spanish explorer Fernando Magellan and Lapu Lapu, the city's eponymous hero who defeated him.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the history behind Lapu Lapu Statue, and then make a trip to Mercato de Mactan. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the masterpieces at Cebu Happy World Museum, and then get outside with Ocean Gems Academy.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lapu Lapu online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by journey from Carmen to Lapu Lapu takes 4 hours. December in Lapu Lapu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

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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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Dream Land Trick Art Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Balinghai Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Boracay trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Lapu Lapu to Boracay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lapu Lapu in December, expect nights in Boracay to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
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El Nido

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.
El Nido is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Big Lagoon, step off the mainland to explore Helicopter Island, and stroll through Nacpan Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our El Nido route planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Manila

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Makati (Ayala Triangle Gardens & Greenbelt Chapel). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, walk around Rizal Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, and examine the collection at National Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Manila travel route builder website.

Traveling by flight from El Nido to Manila takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Manila can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

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Philippines travel guide

4.2
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.

Bohol Island travel guide

3.2
Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas · Forests
Bohol Island attracts visitors with its landscape, natural heritage, and culture. The interior's jungle areas provide a habitat for wide-eyed tarsiers, with the small primate something of a mascot for the island. Interesting and iconic limestone formations serve as the focal point for a range of hikes during holidays on Bohol Island, while the offshore dive spots remain biologically rich and diverse, and the waters strikingly clear. Much of the old Spanish colonial architecture was razed to the ground during the 2013 earthquake, though some notable examples still stand.

Palawan Island travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · National Parks
Philippines’ Last Frontier; Tha (Spaniards’) Land of Promise