18 days in Iloilo Province, El Nido & Manila Itinerary

18 days in Iloilo Province, El Nido & Manila Itinerary

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Iloilo City
— 2 nights
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El Nido
— 6 nights
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Manila
— 8 nights

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St Anne Parish Church and Iloilo River Esplanade. Museum-lovers will get to explore Camina Balay nga Bato and Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art. When in Iloilo City, make a side trip to see Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church in Miagao, approximately Miagao away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Jaro Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Rosendo Mejica Museum, make a trip to Casa Real de Iloilo, and contemplate the long history of The Molo Mansion.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Iloilo City visit planner.

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea to Iloilo City is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Port Moresby to Iloilo City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Iloilo City

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church
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St Anne Parish Church ©
St Anne Parish Church
Jaro Cathedral ©
Jaro Cathedral
Camina Balay nga Bato ©
Camina Balay nga Bato

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El Nido

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nacpan Beach and Duli Beach. Relax by the water at Marimegmeg Beach and Hidden Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Star Beach, head off the coast to Entalula Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Corong Corong Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Taraw Cliff.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our El Nido trip planner.

You can fly from Iloilo City to El Nido in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach
Star Beach ©
Star Beach

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Manila

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Manila American Cemetery and Memorial and Casa Manila. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Art in Island and Rizal Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manila: Angono Street Murals (in Angono), Antipolo City (Pinto Art Museum & Our Lady of Antipolo Shrine) and Tagaytay (Museo Orlina & The Pink Sisters Chapel & Convent). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the striking features of San Sebastian Church, wander the streets of Intramuros, and steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Manila trip planning app.

Fly from El Nido to Manila in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Taguig City, Makati, Antipolo City, Tagaytay, Angono Street Murals
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Saint Padre Pio Parish and Shrine ©
Saint Padre Pio Parish and Shrine
Pinto Art Museum ©
Pinto Art Museum
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial ©
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

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