16 days in Philippines Itinerary

16 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
— 4 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Mactan–Cebu
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 1 night


Manila, Luzon

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mall of Asia Arena and Museo Orlina. Explore hidden gems such as Nuvali and Ayala Museum Artist Space. Go for a jaunt from Manila to Makati to see Greenbelt Mall about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Glorietta, contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, and take a stroll through Intramuros.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Manila road trip planning website.

Kelowna, Canada to Manila is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kelowna to Manila is 16 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Manila can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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 get in some beach time at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Ilig Iligan Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Balinghai Beach and Motag Living Museum. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, stroll through Diniwid Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and examine the collection at Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Boracay road trip planning website.

Getting from Manila to Boracay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Manila in November, expect nights in Boracay to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Cebu City, Cebu Island

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.
Head to Ayala Mall and Gaisano Mallfor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Casa Gorordo Museum and Yap Sandiego Ancestral House. Change things up with these side-trips from Cebu City: Spas (in Lapu Lapu) and Cebu Happy World Museum (in Cordova). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of University of San Carlos Museum, contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, and see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Cebu City itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Cebu City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November in Cebu City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Cebu City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

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El Nido, Palawan Island

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: Duli Beach and Star Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Marimegmeg Beach and Spas. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach, get outside with Lio Beach, stroll through Hidden Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the El Nido trip planner.

You can fly from Cebu City to El Nido in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
On the 23rd (Mon), whizz through the canopy at Sabang X Zipline, enjoy the sand and surf at Sabang Beach, and then stop by Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa attractions website.

You can drive from El Nido to Puerto Princesa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
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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.