7 days in Philippines Itinerary

7 days in Philippines Itinerary

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7 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  27​h
1
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Boracay
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Newark

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Sugbo, contemplate the long history of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, then examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, and finally admire the masterpieces at Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Cebu City tour itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Cebu City is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Cebu City is 13 hours. Traveling from Newark in November, expect Cebu City to be much warmer, temps between 88°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Cebu City

Museums Historic Sites
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Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Museo Sugbo ©
Museo Sugbo
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House ©
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House

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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.
On the 13th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marimegmeg Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Duli Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach, and then kick back and relax at Hidden Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read El Nido trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Cebu City to El Nido takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stroll through White Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Boracay route planning website .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from El Nido to Boracay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In November, daily temperatures in Boracay can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Boracay

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

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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 16th (Sat): see where the action happens at Mall of Asia Arena and then buy something for everyone on your list at Glorietta.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manila road trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Manila in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. While traveling from Boracay, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Manila, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 77°F. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping

Side Trips

Mall of Asia Arena, Glorietta
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Mall of Asia Arena ©
Mall of Asia Arena
Glorietta ©
Glorietta

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