25 days in Philippines Itinerary

25 days in Philippines Itinerary

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25 days in Philippines Itinerary

Sydney
Fly + bus:  11​h
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Oslob, Cebu Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Moalboal, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
Bohol Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Boracay
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Port Barton, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Sydney

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at San Agustin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): wander the streets of Intramuros, stop by SM Mall of Asia, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Manila online trip builder .

Sydney, Australia to Manila is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Philippines Time (PHT) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Manila to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Manila

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): shop like a local with Ayala Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Santo Nino, and then wander the streets of Colon Street.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cebu City trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Manila to Cebu City in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February in Cebu City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oslob.

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#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Ayala Mall ©
Ayala Mall
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Colon Street ©
Colon Street

2
days
Oslob, Cebu Island

A vacation in Oslob offers a picture-perfect island paradise for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Boljoon Parish Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalog Falls, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Oslob Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Patrocinio de Maria Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tingko Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslob day trip site .

Traveling by car from Cebu City to Oslob takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Moalboal.

Things to do in Oslob

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Boljoon, Tingko Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tumalog Falls ©
Tumalog Falls
Tingko Beach ©
Tingko Beach

2
days
Moalboal, Cebu Island

Moalboal ©
The collection of beaches and the treasures located just off shore encourage many people visit Moalboal.
Kawasan Falls has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Basdaku Beach and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kawasan Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Moalboal online vacation planner .

You can drive from Oslob to Moalboal in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Bohol Island.

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Basdaku Beach ©
Basdaku Beach
Kawasan Falls ©
Kawasan Falls
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
days
Bohol Island

Bohol Island ©
Bohol Island attracts visitors with its landscape, natural heritage, and culture.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Chocolate Hills, then delve into the lush surroundings at Mahogany Forest, then make a trip to Bamboo Hanging Bridge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tarsier Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Peter's Church and then contemplate the long history of Baclayon Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bohol Island route planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Moalboal to Bohol Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Bohol Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Boracay.

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Tarsier Conservation Area ©
Tarsier Conservation Area
Mahogany Forest ©
Mahogany Forest
Baclayon Church ©
Baclayon Church

2
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.
On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), then stroll through White Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bulabog Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Boracay trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bohol Island to Boracay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Bohol Island in February, you will find days in Boracay are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coron.

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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
days
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
On the 26th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Twin Lagoon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Barracuda Lake, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Banol Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Coron trip itinerary app .

Fly from Boracay to Coron in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to El Nido.

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Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Barracuda Lake ©
Barracuda Lake

3
days
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Big Lagoon. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nacpan Beach and Las Cabanas Beach. Go for a jaunt from El Nido to Taytay to see Fort Santa Isabel about 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Small Lagoon.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read El Nido itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Coron to El Nido in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Barton.

Things to do in El Nido

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure

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Fort Santa Isabel
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Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

3
days
Port Barton, Palawan Island

Port Barton ©
Escape the urban bustle at German Island and Long Beach.

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Getting from El Nido to Port Barton by car takes about 4.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Port Barton

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Long Beach
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
German Island ©
German Island
Paradise Island ©
Paradise Island

4
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Puerto Princesa Underground River and Babuyan River. The adventure continues: stop by Baker's Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village, steep yourself in history at Plaza Cuartel, and kick back and relax at Sabang Beach.

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Getting from Port Barton to Puerto Princesa by car takes about 3 hours. March in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
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Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay

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