8 days in Boracay & Cebu Island Itinerary

8 days in Boracay & Cebu Island Itinerary

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8 days in Boracay & Cebu Island Itinerary

Start: Boracay
1
Boracay
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
End: Boracay

4
nights
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, wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Ariel's Point, enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Luho.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Boracay vacation builder .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Boracay. In December in Boracay, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Ariel's Point ©
Ariel's Point

3
nights
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

Lapu Lapu ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cebu City (Ayala Mall, Taoist Temple, & more).

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Lapu Lapu road trip planner .

Getting from Boracay to Lapu Lapu by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Boracay, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lapu Lapu, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Cebu City
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross
Scuba & Snorkeling

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