20 days in Nepal & Philippines Itinerary

20 days in Nepal & Philippines Itinerary

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20 days in Nepal & Philippines Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  26​h
1
Pokhara, Nepal
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
2
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h
3
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
El Nido, Philippines
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2​h 45​min
5
Boracay, Philippines
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Cebu City, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Pokhara is known for nature, adventure, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake).

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pokhara travel route site .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Pokhara is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Pokhara. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, Pokhara is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Nature Parks
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Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)

5
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, adventure, spas, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Dreams, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu trip planner.

Kathmandu is just a short distance from Pokhara. Traveling from Pokhara in April, Kathmandu is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

1
night
Puerto Princesa, Philippines

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 11th (Sat), see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef. On the next day, look for gifts at Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puerto Princesa Underground River.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Puerto Princesa takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Nepal Time to Philippines Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in April, you will find days in Puerto Princesa are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are much hotter (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to El Nido.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation ©
Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation

2
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.
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at 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 14th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon and then stroll through Nacpan Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the El Nido driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Princesa to El Nido takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon
Big Lagoon ©
Big Lagoon

3
nights
Boracay, Philippines

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 White Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Ariel's Point, and stroll through Diniwid Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Boracay trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from El Nido to Boracay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In April, daily temperatures in Boracay can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Boracay

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

2
nights
Cebu City, Philippines

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
On the 18th (Sat), head outdoors with Ocean Gems Academy and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, then steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen dela Regla National Shrine.

For more things to do and tourist information, read Cebu City visit planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Cebu City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April in Cebu City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino

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