22 days in Philippines Itinerary

22 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 1 night
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
— 3 nights
Ferry to Caticlan Jetty Port, Fly to El Nido
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 6 nights
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 5 nights


Cebu City, Cebu Island — 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and Museo Sugbo. Do your shopping at Robinsons Galleria Cebu and ANTHILL Fabric Gallery. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, and discover the deep blue sea with Hukas Divers.

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Toronto, Canada to Cebu City is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Cebu City, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect Cebu City to be warmer, temps between 35°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Carmen.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Carmen — 1 night

Carmen is a in the province of, Philippines. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument and then explore the striking landscape of Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Carmen trip itinerary planner.

Travel from Cebu City to Carmen in 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lapu Lapu.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
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Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island — 1 night

Learn about the first encounters and a historical clash of civilizations by exploring the shrines and monuments dedicated to the Spanish explorer Fernando Magellan and Lapu Lapu, the city's eponymous hero who defeated him.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vano Public Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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You can travel from Carmen to Lapu Lapu in 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Lapu Lapu can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Boracay.
Spas · Shopping · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:

Boracay — 3 nights

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Balinghai Beach and D'Mall. Take a break from the city and head to White Beach and Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Diniwid Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Legacy Gym Boracay, and take a peaceful walk through Mangrove Nursery.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Boracay journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Lapu Lapu to Boracay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Lapu Lapu in February, plan for little chillier days in Boracay, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to El Nido.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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El Nido, Palawan Island — 6 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Nacpan Beach and Marimegmeg Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hidden Beach. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Pinagbuyutan Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Duli Beach, stroll through Seven Commando Beach, and explore the activities along Small Lagoon.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the El Nido holiday planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Coron.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 21:

Coron, Busuanga Island — 5 nights

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kalitang Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Banul Beach and Smith Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Atwayan Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas, pause for some serene contemplation at Malbato Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Coron trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from El Nido to Coron takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:

Philippines travel guide

Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
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.

Bohol Island travel guide

Geologic Formations · Nature & Parks · Forests
Bohol Island attracts visitors with its landscape, natural heritage, and culture. The interior's jungle areas provide a habitat for wide-eyed tarsiers, with the small primate something of a mascot for the island. Interesting and iconic limestone formations serve as the focal point for a range of hikes during holidays on Bohol Island, while the offshore dive spots remain biologically rich and diverse, and the waters strikingly clear. Much of the old Spanish colonial architecture was razed to the ground during the 2013 earthquake, though some notable examples still stand.