16 days in Philippines Itinerary

16 days in Philippines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines vacation planner

This plan was created by another inspirock user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Boracay
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Perth

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Big Lagoon. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Secret Lagoon Beach, and explore the activities along Small Lagoon.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the El Nido road trip planning website .

Perth, Australia to El Nido is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

3
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Bulabog Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), make a trip to Ariel's Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Beach, and see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Boracay tour site .

Getting from El Nido to Boracay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. January in Boracay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White Beach

4
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mt Tapyas. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Kayangan Lake, identify plant and animal life at Coral Garden, don't miss a visit to Lusong Gunboat Wreck, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Agustin Parish Church.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Coron online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Mt Tapyas ©
Mt Tapyas

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.
On the 27th (Mon), stroll around Fort Santiago, wander the streets of Intramuros, explore the world behind art at San Agustin Church, then admire the striking features of Monastery of Saint Agustin, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa Manila. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Manila Bay, walk around Rizal Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manila Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Manila driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Coron to Manila in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, then steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Rosario Parish Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Lapu Lapu Statue, then pause for some photo ops at Magellan Shrine, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cebu City day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Manila to Cebu City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Cebu City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino

Similar Plans

20 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM CYPRUS December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Philippines & Singapore BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans