26 days in Philippines Itinerary

26 days in Philippines Itinerary

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26 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  25 h
1
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
4
Boracay
— 4 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Fly + Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Bantayan Island
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
6
Moalboal, Cebu Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Oslob, Cebu Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
8
Loboc, Bohol Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
9
Siargao Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Lisbon

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Hidden Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Big Lagoon, then explore the activities along Small Lagoon, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Cabanas Beach.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the El Nido tour planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to El Nido is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Lisbon to El Nido. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon
Big Lagoon ©
Big Lagoon

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.
Puerto Princesa is known for nature, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puerto Princesa Underground River, contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay, explore the striking landscape at Ugong Rock, and go for a walk through Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Puerto Princesa day trip planning site .

Drive from El Nido to Puerto Princesa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef

4
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Coron is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Twin Lagoon, witness a stunning natural landmark at Maquinit Hot Spring, and step off the mainland to explore Coron Bay.

Plan a trip to Coron easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Princesa to Coron takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Tours
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Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mt Tapyas ©
Mt Tapyas

4
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.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Diniwid Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Boracay tour builder site .

Getting from Coron to Boracay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Boracay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bantayan Island.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White Beach

1
night
Bantayan Island

Bantayan Island ©
Located close to Cebu, one of the country's most populous areas, Bantayan Island is known as a hub of fishing and poultry farming, two industries that play a major role in feeding the Philippine population.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Virgin Island, then identify plant and animal life at Omagieca Mangrove Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul Church.

Before you visit Bantayan Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Boracay to Bantayan Island by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moalboal.

Things to do in Bantayan Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:
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Virgin Island ©
Virgin Island
St. Peter and Paul Church ©
St. Peter and Paul Church
Omagieca Mangrove Garden
Omagieca Mangrove Garden

1
night
Moalboal, Cebu Island

Moalboal ©
The collection of beaches and the treasures located just off shore encourage many people visit Moalboal.
On the 12th (Sat), head off the coast to Pescador Island, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Gaisano Grand Mall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Moalboal sightseeing app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Bantayan Island to Moalboal in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. December in Moalboal sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oslob.

Things to do in Moalboal

Parks Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Pescador Island ©
Pescador Island
Scuba & Snorkeling
Gaisano Grand Mall ©
Gaisano Grand Mall

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Oslob Cemetery, then admire the sheer force of Tumalog Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion Church.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Oslob trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Moalboal to Oslob takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Loboc.

Things to do in Oslob

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tumalog Falls ©
Tumalog Falls

2
nights
Loboc, Bohol Island

Loboc ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Tarsier Conservation Area, explore the striking landscape at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Philippine Tarsier Recreation Inc.. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Mahogany Forest, admire the striking features of Our Lady of Assumption Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find maps, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Loboc route planner.

You can drive from Oslob to Loboc in 5.5 hours. December in Loboc sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Siargao Island.

Things to do in Loboc

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Our Lady of Assumption Church, Philippine Tarsier Recreation Inc., Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary, Chocolate Hills Natural Monument
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:
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Chocolate Hills Natural Monument ©
Chocolate Hills Natural Monument
Tarsier Conservation Area ©
Tarsier Conservation Area
Our Lady of Assumption Church ©
Our Lady of Assumption Church

3
nights
Siargao Island

Siargao Island ©
A lush oasis of tropical vegetation surrounded by warm waters east of the Philippines, Siargao Island offers a mix of mangrove forests, squeaky-clean sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs.
Siargao Island is known for nature, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Dako Island, get great views at Cloud 9 Surfing Tower, head outdoors with Outdoor Adventures Siargao, and enjoy the sand and surf at Magpupungko Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Siargao Island itinerary planner.

Getting from Loboc to Siargao Island by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. December in Siargao Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Siargao Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
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Dako Island ©
Dako Island
Naked Island ©
Naked Island
Magpupungko Beach ©
Magpupungko Beach

3
nights
Cebu City, Cebu Island

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
On the 19th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple, then examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, and finally steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Ocean Gems Academy, then pause for some photo ops at Lapu Lapu Statue, and then steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cebu City road trip planning website .

Getting from Siargao Island to Cebu City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

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