10 days in Philippines Itinerary

10 days in Philippines Itinerary

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10 days in Philippines Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Boracay
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 45​min
Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  11​h
Sydney

1
day
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.
For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cebu City holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to Cebu City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Philippines Time (PHT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Cebu City to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Cebu City

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

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the El Nido trip website .

Getting from Cebu City to El Nido by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach

3
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Scuba & Snorkeling. We've included these beaches for you: White Beach and Balinghai Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Diniwid Beach, hunt for treasures at D' Talipapa Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and stroll through Bulabog Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Boracay tour builder .

You can fly from El Nido to Boracay in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or ride a ferry. In March, daytime highs in Boracay are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Diniwid Beach ©
Diniwid Beach

2
days
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 4th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Intramuros and then look for gifts at SM Mall of Asia. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Santiago, browse the different shops at Greenbelt Mall, then don't miss a visit to Baluarte de San Diego, and finally explore the world behind art at San Agustin Church.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boracay to Manila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boracay in March: highs in Manila hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

SM Mall of Asia, Greenbelt Mall
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SM Mall of Asia ©
SM Mall of Asia
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church

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