21 days in Philippines Itinerary

21 days in Philippines Itinerary

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21 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Davao City, Mindanao
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
5
Boracay
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Sat), stroll around Fort Santiago, then see the interesting displays at Rizal Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church, and finally take a stroll through Intramuros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Malate Church, take an in-depth tour of National Museum Of Anthropology, then take in the exciting artwork at Silahis Arts & Artifacts, and finally admire the landmark architecture of San Sebastian Church.

Plan my day in Manila using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Melbourne, Australia to Manila is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Manila is minus 2 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Manila at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Davao City.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Rizal Shrine ©
Rizal Shrine
San Sebastian Church ©
San Sebastian Church

2
nights
Davao City, Mindanao

The urban developments of Davao City momentarily mask the reasons why the area has become known as the "fruit bowl of the Philippines," but you don't have to go too far to find out for yourself.
On the 29th (Mon), hunt for treasures at Magsaysay Local Fruits Stands, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Talomo Beach, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Tribu K Mindanawan, then see the interesting displays at Davao Museum of History and Ethnography, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Redemptorist Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Davao City journey maker site .

Traveling by flight from Manila to Davao City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Davao City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Davao City

Outdoors Museums Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tribu K Mindanawan ©
Tribu K Mindanawan
Davao Museum of History and Ethnography ©

4
nights
Cebu City, Cebu Island

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Let the collections at Museo Sugbo and Basilica del Santo Nino capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Carmelite Monastery Cebu City and Monastery of the Holy Eucharist. Change things up with these side-trips from Cebu City: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Lapu Lapu) and Simala Parish Church (in Sibonga). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of 1730 Jesuit House, look for gifts at ANTHILL Fabric Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ayala Mall.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cebu City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Davao City to Cebu City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In June in Cebu City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Sibonga, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Carmelite Monastery Cebu City ©
Carmelite Monastery Cebu City
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral ©
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
1730 Jesuit House ©
1730 Jesuit House

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Banol Beach and Banana Island. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Atwayan Beach and Smith Beach. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Agustin Parish Church, look for gifts at Makulit Shop, and step off the mainland to explore Bulog Island.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Coron online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Cebu City to Coron by flight takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Atwayan Beach ©
Atwayan Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Dream Land Trick Art Museum, then examine the collection at Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), and finally enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Balinghai Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then browse the different shops at E Mall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Boracay trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Coron to Boracay in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Balinghai Beach ©
Balinghai Beach
White Beach ©
White Beach

4
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.
Relax by the water at Marimegmeg Beach and Star Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Entalula Island. When in El Nido, make a side trip to see Fort Santa Isabel in Taytay, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Duli Beach and contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our El Nido trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Fort Santa Isabel
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach

1
night
Manila, Luzon

Manila ©
On the 14th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Fort Santiago, then see the interesting displays at Rizal Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Intramuros. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Presidential Museum and Library and then admire the landmark architecture of San Sebastian Church.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Manila trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from El Nido to Manila in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Rizal Shrine ©
Rizal Shrine
San Sebastian Church ©
San Sebastian Church

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