16 days in Philippines Itinerary

16 days in Philippines Itinerary

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16 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Manila
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Boracay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cebu City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Puerto Princesa
— 3 nights
5
El Nido
— 6 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: Honolulu, Oahu


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2
nights
Manila

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Joseph's Cathedral and Manila Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Balanga Nature and Wetland Park and Rizal Park. When in Manila, make a side trip to see Barasoain Church in Malolos, approximately 1:20 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Intramuros, head outdoors with Kodanda Archery Range, stroll through Fort Santiago, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Remedies Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Manila trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Waipahu, USA to Manila. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Philippines Time (PHT) is 18 hours. In May, Manila is a bit warmer than Waipahu - with highs of 94°F and lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Balanga City, Barasoain Church, Kodanda Archery Range
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Barasoain Church ©
Barasoain Church
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), identify plant and animal life at Mangrove Nursery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Balinghai Beach, then stroll through Bulabog Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Diniwid Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): kick back and relax at White Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Boracay travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, bus, and train from Manila to Boracay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Balinghai Beach ©
Balinghai Beach
White Beach ©
White Beach

1
night
Cebu City

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 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, then examine the collection at Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at 1730 Jesuit House.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cebu City vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Boracay to Cebu City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cebu City can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Museums
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1730 Jesuit House ©
1730 Jesuit House
Fort San Pedro ©
Fort San Pedro
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House ©
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Honda Bay and Tubbataha Reef. Get in touch with nature at Puerto Princesa Underground River and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with a short trip to Sabang Beach in Sabang (about 1:10 hours away). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of City Baywalk and steep yourself in history at Plaza Cuartel.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Princesa trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Cebu City to Puerto Princesa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in May, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to El Nido.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef

6
nights
El Nido

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Nacpan Beach and Las Cabanas Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nacpan Beach. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Payong-Payong Beach, kick back and relax at Hidden Beach, and head off the coast to Entalula Island.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the El Nido trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Puerto Princesa to El Nido takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach
Star Beach ©
Star Beach

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