16 days in Philippines Itinerary

16 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Manila
— 2 nights
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Taytay
— 2 nights
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Culion
— 1 night
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El Nido
— 2 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 5 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Cebu City
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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
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Manila — 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, get to know the fascinating history of Intramuros, then contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, and finally examine the collection at National Museum. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Ayala Museum Artist Space, examine the collection at Ayala Museum, then browse the different shops at Greenbelt Mall, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Manila sightseeing website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Manila is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Manila is 4 hours. Traveling from Dubai in March, expect Manila to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly to Taytay.
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Taytay — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with Taytay Dive Center, contemplate the long history of Fort Santa Isabel, and then admire the sheer force of Canique Falls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Taytay holiday planner.

You can fly from Manila to Taytay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Culion.
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Culion — 1 night

Culion is a third class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines, consisting primarily of Culion Island as well as 41 minor surrounding islands. On the 14th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church and then see the interesting displays at Culion Museum and Archives. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): head off the coast to Ditaytayan Island.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Culion holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Taytay to Culion. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to El Nido.
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El Nido — 2 nights

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, then explore the activities along Big Lagoon, and finally kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the El Nido road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Culion to El Nido. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.
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Boracay — 5 nights

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay and Dream Land Trick Art Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like White Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), enjoy the sand and surf at Ilig Iligan Beach, step off the mainland to explore Crystal Cove Island, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Boracay trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from El Nido to Boracay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Cebu City.
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Cebu City, Cebu Island — 2 nights

Queen City of the South

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
On the 23rd (Thu), shop like a local with Ayala Mall, then contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro, then explore the galleries of Basilica del Santo Nino, and finally steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple, then look for gifts at ANTHILL Fabric Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Chaplaincy.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cebu City visit website.

Getting from Boracay to Cebu City by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cebu City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Philippines travel guide

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Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.
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Palawan Island travel guide

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