10 days in Philippines Itinerary

10 days in Philippines Itinerary

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10 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Tawala, Panglao Island
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  5​h 30​min
3
Boracay
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Mumbai

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.
Basilica del Santo Nino and Fort San Pedro will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ayala Mall and Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan. Change things up with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Lapu Lapu (about 56 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, stop by SM City Cebu, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cebu City trip planning app .

Mumbai, India to Cebu City is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Cebu City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Cebu City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tawala.

Things to do in Cebu City

Shopping Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
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Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Scuba & Snorkeling
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

1
night
Tawala, Panglao Island

Tawala ©
Ringed with shallow coral reefs and white sandy beaches, Tawala occupies the southeastern portion of Panglao Island, renowned for its premium snorkeling and dive spots.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Dumaluan Beach, look for gifts at Island Girl, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alona Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tawala online trip planner .

You can drive from Cebu City to Tawala in 4.5 hours. January in Tawala sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Tawala

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Panglao Island
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Alona Beach ©
Alona Beach
Dumaluan Beach ©
Dumaluan Beach

3
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.
Relax by the water at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Diniwid Beach. Shop till you drop at D'Mall and D' Talipapa Market. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at E Mall, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Balinghai Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Boracay road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Tawala to Boracay takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Tawala in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Boracay, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): walk around Fort Santiago, get to know the fascinating history of Intramuros, then explore the world behind art at San Agustin Church, and finally browse the different shops at Robinsons Place Mall.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Manila tour planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Manila in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boracay in January: highs in Manila hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Intramuros ©
Intramuros
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

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