21 days in Philippines Itinerary

21 days in Philippines Itinerary

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21 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
3
Banaue, Luzon
— 1 day
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  7​h
4
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Manila, Luzon
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Tawala, Panglao Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Loay, Bohol Province
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Bohol Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Warsaw

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica del Santo Nino and Fort San Pedro. Do some cultural sightseeing at Magellan's Cross and Magellan Shrine. Go for a jaunt from Cebu City to Lapu Lapu to see Lapu Lapu Statue about 56 minutes away. Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 26th (Wed) with a shark diving experience. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple, contemplate the long history of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, and get a taste of the local shopping with Colon Street.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Cebu City day trip site .

Warsaw, Poland to Cebu City is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Warsaw to Cebu City, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Warsaw in December, expect Cebu City to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
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Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross
Fort San Pedro ©
Fort San Pedro

3
nights
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring the underground world of Puerto Princesa Underground River. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay, kick back and relax at Sabang Beach, explore the striking landscape at Ugong Rock, and stop by Baker's Hill.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cebu City to Puerto Princesa in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Banaue.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay

1
day
Banaue, Luzon

Banaue ©
Surrounded by aesthetically pleasing and historically important rice terraces, the town of Banaue brings in many visitors each day, drawn to its World Heritage-listed agricultural sites.
On the 30th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Tappiyah Falls, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Batad Rice Terraces, then make a trip to Tam-an Village, and finally make a trip to Banaue Rice Terraces.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Banaue travel tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Puerto Princesa to Banaue in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Banaue

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Banaue Rice Terraces ©
Banaue Rice Terraces
Batad Rice Terraces ©
Batad Rice Terraces
Tappiyah Falls ©
Tappiyah Falls

3
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.
Relax by the water at Nacpan Beach and Hidden Beach. Spend the 1st (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Las Cabanas Beach, explore the activities along Big Lagoon, and kick back and relax at Seven Commando Beach.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the El Nido online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Banaue to El Nido by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Manila.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach
Seven Commando Beach ©
Seven Commando 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Rizal Park, then contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Intramuros, and finally explore the world behind art at San Agustin Church. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of San Sebastian Church, then meet the residents at Manila Ocean Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manila Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Manila route maker tool .

Getting from El Nido to Manila by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Manila sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tawala.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church

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.
On the 6th (Sun), stroll through Alona Beach and then experience rural life at Tarsier Botanika. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): kick back and relax at Dumaluan Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panglao Beach, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hinagdanan Cave.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tawala trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Manila to Tawala with the Route module. In January in Tawala, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Loay.

Things to do in Tawala

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Panglao Island, Dauis
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Alona Beach ©
Alona Beach
Dumaluan Beach ©
Dumaluan Beach
Panglao Beach ©
Panglao Beach

1
night
Loay, Bohol Province

Loay ©
Loay is a in the province of, Philippines located at the mouth of the Loboc River. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Clarin Ancestral House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Xzootic Animal Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Loay trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Tawala to Loay by car takes about an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bohol Island.

Things to do in Loay

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary
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The Clarin Ancestral House ©
The Clarin Ancestral House
Xzootic Animal Park ©
Xzootic Animal Park

3
nights
Bohol Island

Bohol Island ©
Bohol Island attracts visitors with its landscape, natural heritage, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Chocolate Hills, pause for some photo ops at Blood Compact Monument, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baclayon Ecclesiastical Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Baclayon Church. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Bohol Habitat Conservation Center, identify plant and animal life at Tarsier Conservation Area, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Mahogany Forest.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bohol Island online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Loay to Bohol Island takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bohol Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Bohol Habitat Conservation Center ©
Bohol Habitat Conservation Center
Baclayon Church ©
Baclayon Church
Baclayon Ecclesiastical Museum ©
Baclayon Ecclesiastical Museum

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