19 days in Philippines Itinerary

19 days in Philippines Itinerary

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19 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Nanjing
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Boracay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Manila, Luzon
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  5​h 15​min
5
Oslob
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Dumaguete City, Negros Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Nanjing


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2
nights
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

Lapu Lapu ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Nalusuan Island Resort and Marine Sanctuary and Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan. Take a break from the city and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Vano Public Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Ayala Mall in Cebu City (about 52 minutes away).

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lapu Lapu sightseeing planner.

Nanjing, China to Lapu Lapu is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Nanjing in January: high temperatures in Lapu Lapu hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ayala Mall, Nalusuan Island Resort and Marine Sanctuary
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Spas
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Diniwid Beach, then stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), then kick back and relax at White Beach, and finally browse the different shops at E Mall. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Mangrove Nursery, then stroll through Balinghai Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Boracay trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Lapu Lapu to Boracay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Lapu Lapu in January, you will find days in Boracay are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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

El Nido ©
The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Step off the beaten path and head to Marimegmeg Beach and Matinloc Island. Visiting Nacpan Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Duli Beach, explore the striking landscape at Taraw Cliff, head off the coast to Snake Island (Vigan Island), and stroll through Hidden Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our El Nido trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Boracay to El Nido by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Glorietta, steep yourself in history at Casa Manila, then wander the streets of Intramuros, and finally explore and take pictures at Fort Santiago. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church and then identify plant and animal life at Masungi Georeserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Manila day trip app .

Fly from El Nido to Manila in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oslob.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Makati, Masungi Georeserve
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Masungi Georeserve ©
Masungi Georeserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Casa Manila ©
Casa Manila

3
nights
Oslob

Oslob ©
A vacation in Oslob offers a picture-perfect island paradise for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion Church, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then kick back and relax at Tingko Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Dao Waterfalls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Binalayan Hidden Waterfalls, then admire the sheer force of Tumalog Falls, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Oslob Cemetery.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oslob trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Manila to Oslob takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll set off for Dumaguete City on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Oslob

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Samboan, Tingko Beach
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Tingko Beach ©
Tingko Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Dumaguete City, Negros Island

The city of Dumaguete enjoys a reputation as forward-thinking, tourist-friendly, and vibrant--partly owing to its four universities and youthful, educated population.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rizal Boulevard and Bell Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Lee Plaza Dumaguete. Take a break from Dumaguete City with a short trip to Instructor Development Philippines in Dauin, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at San Antonio de Padua Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and go for a walk through Filipino-American-Japanese Amity Shrine.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dumaguete City vacation builder website .

You can drive from Oslob to Dumaguete City in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dumaguete City

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dauin, San Antonio de Padua Church
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Instructor Development Philippines ©
San Antonio de Padua Church ©
San Antonio de Padua Church

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