19 days in Philippines & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

19 days in Philippines & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Manila, Philippines
— 2 nights
2
Tawala, Philippines
— 5 nights
3
Cebu City, Philippines
— 1 day
4
El Nido, Philippines
— 5 nights
5
Manila, Philippines
— 1 day
6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights

2
nights
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
On the 14th (Sat), stroll around Fort Santiago, walk around Rizal Park, then wander the streets of Intramuros, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church.

To find reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Manila trip planning website.

Valletta, Malta to Manila is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Valletta to Manila, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Valletta in March, with highs in Manila at 38°C and lows at 28°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tawala.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church

5
nights
Tawala, Philippines

Tawala ©
Ringed with shallow coral reefs and white sandy beaches, Tawala occupies the southeastern portion of Panglao Island, renowned for its premium snorkeling and dive spots.
Tawala is known for wildlife, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Virgin Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panglao Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Philippine Tarsier Recreation Inc..

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tawala holiday planner.

You can fly from Manila to Tawala in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. March in Tawala sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Tawala

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Panglao Island, Dauis, Baclayon Church
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Dumaluan Beach ©
Dumaluan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Panglao Beach ©
Panglao Beach

1
day
Cebu City, Philippines

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, then see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, then contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, and finally steep yourself in history at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cebu City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Tawala to Cebu City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Cebu City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:
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Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Fort San Pedro ©
Fort San Pedro

5
nights
El Nido, Philippines

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
El Nido is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Lio Beach, explore the striking landscape at Taraw Cliff, and explore the activities along Big Lagoon.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the El Nido online day trip planner.

You can fly from Cebu City to El Nido in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Manila.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Big Lagoon ©
Big Lagoon

1
day
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Manila Cathedral, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Manila Ocean Park, and then appreciate the history behind Rizal Monument.

Make your Manila itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from El Nido to Manila in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:
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Manila Ocean Park ©
Manila Ocean Park
Manila Cathedral
Manila Cathedral
Rizal Monument ©
Rizal Monument

4
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City tour builder app.

Fly from Manila to Ho Chi Minh City in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Museums · Adventure

Side Trip

Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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