23 days in Philippines Itinerary

23 days in Philippines Itinerary

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23 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Bamako
Fly:  31​h
1
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Boracay
— 7 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 6 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Pasay, Luzon
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Bamako

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica del Santo Nino and Colon Street. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ayala Mall and Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan. Step out of Cebu City to go to Lapu Lapu and see Lapu Lapu Statue, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, look for gifts at SM City Cebu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Magellan Shrine, and snap pictures at Marcelo Fernan Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cebu City online trip maker .

Bamako, Mali to Cebu City is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Bamako to Cebu City, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bamako in February, expect nights in Cebu City to be somewhat warmer, around 27°C, while days are slightly colder, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
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Ayala Mall ©
Ayala Mall
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

7
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at D' Talipapa Market and D'Mall. We've included these beaches for you: Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and White Beach. Spend the 15th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Diniwid Beach, make a trip to Willy's Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulabog Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Luho.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Boracay online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cebu City to Boracay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Cebu City in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Boracay: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Punta Bunga Beach
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Step out of the city life by going to Puerto Princesa Underground River and Sabang Beach. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay, look for gifts at Baker's Hill, see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef, and step off the mainland to explore Cowrie Island.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Puerto Princesa attractions planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Puerto Princesa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. When traveling from Boracay in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Puerto Princesa, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to El Nido.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay

6
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nacpan Beach and Seven Commando Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Small Lagoon. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach, stroll through Secret Lagoon Beach, head off the coast to Snake Island (Vigan Island), and explore the activities along Big Lagoon.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our El Nido day trip site .

Drive from Puerto Princesa to El Nido in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pasay.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach

1
night
Pasay, Luzon

Pasay ©
A bustling commercial city just south of the capital, Pasay offers a wide range of entertainment and tourist activities.
On the 1st (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, appreciate the extensive heritage of Intramuros, and then look for gifts at SM Mall of Asia. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manila Cathedral, explore the world behind art at San Agustin Church, explore the activities along Manila Bay, then browse the different shops at Greenbelt Mall, and finally examine the collection at Ayala Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pasay day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from El Nido to Pasay in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pasay

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Manila, Makati
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San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

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