16 days in Philippines Itinerary

16 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 30 min
1
Manila
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Boracay
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Cebu City
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Puerto Princesa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
El Nido
— 6 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

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 Barasoain Church and Kodanda Archery Range. Take a break from the city and head to Balanga Nature and Wetland Park and Manila Bay. Take a break from Manila with a short trip to Saint Joseph Cathedral in Balanga City, about 2h 15 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, walk around Rizal Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Remedies Church, and take a stroll through Intramuros.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Manila trip itinerary maker.

Honolulu, USA to Manila is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Philippine Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Honolulu in May, with highs in Manila at 94°F and lows at 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time 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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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Barasoain Church ©
Barasoain Church
Intramuros ©
Intramuros

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), take a peaceful walk through Mangrove Nursery, kick back and relax 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 get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Boracay tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Manila to Boracay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Manila in May, you will find days in Boracay are little chillier (88°F), and nights are about the same (78°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can 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, contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro, then examine the collection at Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at 1730 Jesuit House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cebu City trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Boracay to Cebu City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Cebu City sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Cebu City

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

3
nights
Puerto Princesa

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sabang Beach and Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park. Get outdoors at Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and Honda Bay. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef, contemplate the long history of Plaza Cuartel, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Cebu City to Puerto Princesa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. May in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to El Nido.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park ©
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.
Visit Marimegmeg Beach and Star Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Entalula Island and Payong-Payong Beach. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon, kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tapiutan Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the El Nido tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Puerto Princesa to El Nido by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Nido

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

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