28 days in Philippines Itinerary

28 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
El Nido
— 3 nights
2
Iloilo City
— 3 nights
3
Malapascua Island
— 3 nights
4
Oslob
— 2 nights
5
Moalboal
— 2 nights
6
Cebu City
— 2 nights
7
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 5 nights
8
Boracay
— 2 nights
9
Puerto Princesa
— 3 nights

3
nights
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.
On the 1st (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, explore the activities along Big Lagoon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nacpan Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a El Nido trip simple and quick.

San Francisco, USA to El Nido is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from San Francisco to El Nido due to the time zone difference. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to Iloilo City.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Big Lagoon ©
Big Lagoon

3
nights
Iloilo City

Iloilo City ©
The last Spanish colonial capital in the country, Iloilo City boasts numerous European-style architectural highlights, a wealth of historical attractions, and a developing reputation as a nightlife and entertainment capital.
Iloilo City is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Iloilo River Esplanade, browse the exhibits of Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art, buy something for everyone on your list at SM City Iloilo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne Parish Church.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Iloilo City sightseeing planning site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from El Nido to Iloilo City in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Iloilo City are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Iloilo City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Camina Balay nga Bato ©
Camina Balay nga Bato
Iloilo River Esplanade ©
Iloilo River Esplanade
SM City Iloilo ©
SM City Iloilo

3
nights
Malapascua Island

Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
Malapascua Island is known for wildlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Guimbitayan Beach, contemplate the long history of Japanese Wreck Marine Sanctuary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Logon Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Malapascua Island tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Iloilo City to Malapascua Island in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oslob.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Langub Beach ©
Langub Beach
Bounty Beach ©
Bounty Beach

2
nights
Oslob

Oslob ©
A vacation in Oslob offers a picture-perfect island paradise for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oslob: Samboan (Aguinid Falls & Dao Waterfalls), Tingko Beach (in Alcoy) and Osmena Peak (in Dalaguete). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Tumalog Falls, explore the different monuments and memorials at Oslob Cemetery, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and head off the coast to Sumilon Island.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oslob route builder tool.

You can take a bus from Malapascua Island to Oslob in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Oslob, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Moalboal.

Things to do in Oslob

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Samboan, Tingko Beach, Sumilon Island, Osmena Peak
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Aguinid Falls ©
Aguinid Falls
Tumalog Falls ©
Tumalog Falls
Osmena Peak ©
Osmena Peak

2
nights
Moalboal

Moalboal ©
The collection of beaches and the treasures located just off shore encourage many people visit Moalboal.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll through Basdaku Beach and then admire the sheer force of Kawasan Falls. On your second day here, head off the coast to Pescador Island, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Gaisano Grand Mall.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Moalboal holiday planner.

Drive from Oslob to Moalboal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cebu City.

Things to do in Moalboal

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kawasan Falls
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Kawasan Falls ©
Kawasan Falls
Scuba & Snorkeling
Pescador Island ©
Pescador Island

2
nights
Cebu City

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple, admire the masterpieces at Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art, contemplate the long history of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, thensteep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, thenexamine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, and finally steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Ayala Mall and then take in panoramic vistas at Tops Lookout.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cebu City day trip planning website.

Getting from Moalboal to Cebu City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Cebu City sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross
Ayala Mall ©
Ayala Mall
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino

5
nights
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

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.
Lapu Lapu is known for wildlife, shopping, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mactan Island Aquarium, appreciate the history behind Lapu Lapu Statue, and stop by New Susing's Guitar.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lapu Lapu trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Cebu City to Lapu Lapu in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lapu Lapu are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mactan Island, Cebu Happy World Museum
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lapu Lapu Statue ©
Lapu Lapu Statue
New Susing's Guitar ©
New Susing's Guitar

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 22nd (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then don't miss a visit to Willy's Rock. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bulabog Beach, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at E Mall, thenkick back and relax at White Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach).

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Boracay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lapu Lapu to Boracay by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White Beach

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.
On the 24th (Sat), Head underground at Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Baker's Hill, thenexplore the gorgeous colors at Tubbataha Reef, and then take in the waterfront at Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Boracay to Puerto Princesa by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In October in Puerto Princesa, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Baker's Hill ©
Baker's Hill

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