14 days in Philippines Itinerary

14 days in Philippines Itinerary

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14 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Entebbe
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Boracay
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Entebbe

1
night
Manila, Luzon

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, walk around Rizal Park, then take a stroll through Intramuros, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Manila trip itinerary maker app .

Entebbe, Uganda to Manila is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Entebbe to Manila, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Entebbe in December, expect Manila to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park

4
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.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), stroll through Bulabog Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and head off the coast to Crystal Cove Island.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Boracay attractions planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Manila to Boracay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Manila in December: highs in Boracay hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to El Nido.

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

2
nights
El Nido, Palawan Island

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the activities along Small Lagoon and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): explore the activities along Big Lagoon and then kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our El Nido route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

2
nights
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stop by Baker's Hill and then explore the activities along Puerto Princesa Underground River. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Ugong Rock and then contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Princesa trip planning tool .

You can drive from El Nido to Puerto Princesa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Princesa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Nature Parks Shopping
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Ugong Rock ©
Ugong Rock

2
nights
Cebu City, Cebu Island

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 19th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, steep yourself in history at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, and then explore the galleries of Basilica del Santo Nino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Lapu Lapu Statue, steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, then contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cebu City attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
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Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Scuba & Snorkeling
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

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