18 days in Manila, El Nido & Cebu City Itinerary

18 days in Manila, El Nido & Cebu City Itinerary

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Manila
— 7 nights
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El Nido
— 5 nights
3
Cebu City
— 5 nights

7
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Barasoain Church and Manila American Cemetery and Memorial. Get a sense of the local culture at Art in Island and Casa Manila. Get out of town with these interesting Manila side-trips: Heroes Cemetery (in Taguig City), Maginhawa Food Park (in Quezon City) and Ayala Museum Artist Space (in Makati). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at National Museum, browse the different shops at Solenad, and explore the world behind art at Pinto Art Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Manila online trip builder.

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea to Manila is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Port Moresby to Manila, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Manila sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Antipolo City, Malolos, Taguig City, Quezon City, Tagaytay
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Barasoain Church ©
Barasoain Church
Pinto Art Museum ©
Pinto Art Museum
Saint Padre Pio Parish and Shrine ©
Saint Padre Pio Parish and Shrine

5
nights
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.
Visit Nacpan Beach and Corong Corong Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marimegmeg Beach and Hidden Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Duli Beach, explore the activities along Small Lagoon, explore the striking landscape at Taraw Cliff, and kick back and relax at Star Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the El Nido trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Manila to El Nido in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in El Nido

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

5
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.
Visit Simala Shrine and Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Casa Gorordo Museum and 1730 Jesuit House. Step out of Cebu City to go to Sibonga and see Simala Parish Church, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of University of San Carlos Museum, steep yourself in history at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Rosario Parish Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmelite Monastery Cebu City.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cebu City trip site.

Traveling by flight from El Nido to Cebu City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Simala Parish Church, Simala Shrine
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Casa Gorordo Museum ©
Casa Gorordo Museum
Carmelite Monastery Cebu City ©
Carmelite Monastery Cebu City
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral ©
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

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