20 days in Philippines Itinerary

20 days in Philippines Itinerary

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20 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  12​h
1
Manila, Luzon
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Boracay
— 6 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

4
nights
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.
Head to SM Mall of Asia and Mall of Asia Arenafor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Intramuros and Ateneo Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Greenbelt Mall (in Makati) and Pinto Art Museum (in Antipolo City). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, make a trip to Maginhawa Food Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, and take in the exciting artwork at Ayala Museum Artist Space.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Manila day trip site .

New Delhi, India to Manila is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Philippines Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Manila, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Makati, Pasay, Quezon City, Pinto Art Museum
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SM Mall of Asia ©
SM Mall of Asia
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

5
nights
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

Lapu Lapu ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica del Santo Nino and Taoist Temple. Do your shopping at Ayala Mall and Marina Mall. Change things up with these side-trips from Lapu Lapu: Cebu City (Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, Fort San Pedro, & more).

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lapu Lapu journey maker app .

Getting from Manila to Lapu Lapu by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Lapu Lapu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Cebu City
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Ayala Mall ©
Ayala Mall
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like White Beach and Diniwid Beach. Visiting Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Ilig Iligan Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Balinghai Beach, and head off the coast to Crystal Cove Island.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Boracay sightseeing website .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Lapu Lapu to Boracay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Lapu Lapu in December, expect nights in Boracay to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to 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)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nacpan Beach and Las Cabanas Beach. Take a break from El Nido with a short trip to Fort Santa Isabel in Taytay, about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 2nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: explore the activities along Small Lagoon.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read El Nido trip itinerary site .

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. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Fort Santa Isabel
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach

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