9 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

9 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines travel planner
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Cebu City
— 2 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
— 4 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to El Nido
El Nido
— 1 night
— 1 night


Cebu City — 2 nights

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Your day by day itinerary now includes SK Divers Center. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at SK Divers Center and then appreciate the history behind Lapu Lapu Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple, steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, then explore the galleries of Basilica del Santo Nino, and finally contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cebu City day trip planning app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cebu City is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Philippine Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. When traveling from Dubai in May, plan for slightly colder days in Cebu City, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Boracay — 4 nights

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), enjoy the sand and surf at Bulabog Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and don't miss a visit to Willy's Rock.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Boracay road trip app.

Getting from Cebu City to Boracay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Boracay sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to El Nido.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas
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El Nido — 1 night

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the El Nido trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can fly to Manila.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Manila — 1 night

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 25th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Glorietta.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Manila trip planner.

Fly from El Nido to Manila in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 31°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for home.
Side Trip
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Highlights from your trip

Cebu Island travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Shark Diving
A long, thin island with a mountainous backbone running through its core, Cebu Island offers scenic nature and pristine beaches. Hikes in the hills offer fabulous views of waterfalls and the distant ocean amid lush greenery, while those who prefer urban entertainment can enjoy the bustle of the provincial capital. For more adventurous visitors, things to do in Cebu Island center mainly around water sports, such as kiteboarding, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, or taking a boat trip to look for whale sharks. History buffs will enjoy visiting a Portuguese-built Catholic church and then a shrine dedicated to the chieftain who killed Magellan.

Palawan Island travel guide

Beaches · Bodies of Water · Caves
Philippines’ Last Frontier; Tha (Spaniards’) Land of Promise