45 days in El Nido, Cebu Island & Siargao Island Itinerary

45 days in El Nido, Cebu Island & Siargao Island Itinerary

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45 days in El Nido, Cebu Island & Siargao Island Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
El Nido
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Cebu City
— 10 nights
Bus + Ferry:  5​h
3
Malapascua Island
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Ferry:  3​h 15​min
4
Bantayan Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
5
Moalboal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Oslob
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Siargao Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

11
nights
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.
El Nido is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head off the coast to Snake Island (Vigan Island), stroll through Hidden Beach, and kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the El Nido visit planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to El Nido is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in El Nido

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

10
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.
Cebu City is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, spas, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kan-Irag.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cebu City driving holiday planner .

Fly from El Nido to Cebu City in 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cebu Island, LaserBlitz
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 29:
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Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Fort San Pedro ©
Fort San Pedro

4
nights
Malapascua Island

Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
Malapascua Island is known for wildlife, beaches, historic sites, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step off the mainland to explore Carnasa Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Bounty Beach, and stroll through Langub Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Malapascua Island trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Cebu City to Malapascua Island in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Bantayan Island.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Langub Beach ©
Langub Beach
Bounty Beach ©
Bounty Beach

2
nights
Bantayan Island

Bantayan Island ©
Located close to Cebu, one of the country's most populous areas, Bantayan Island is known as a hub of fishing and poultry farming, two industries that play a major role in feeding the Philippine population.
On the 5th (Thu), kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Omagieca Mangrove Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): head off the coast to Kinatarkan Island and then step off the mainland to explore Virgin Island.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bantayan Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Malapascua Island to Bantayan Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moalboal.

Things to do in Bantayan Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Virgin Island ©
Virgin Island
St. Peter and Paul Church ©
St. Peter and Paul Church
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Moalboal

Moalboal ©
The collection of beaches and the treasures located just off shore encourage many people visit Moalboal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moalboal: Kawasan Falls (in Badian) and Hermit's Cove (in Aloguinsan). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get your game on at Archery-Asia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Simala Shrine, and step off the mainland to explore Pescador Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Moalboal online trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Bantayan Island to Moalboal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Moalboal can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Oslob.

Things to do in Moalboal

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kawasan Falls, Simala Shrine, Hermit's Cove
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:
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Kawasan Falls ©
Kawasan Falls
Scuba & Snorkeling
Pescador Island ©
Pescador Island

1
night
Oslob

A vacation in Oslob offers a picture-perfect island paradise for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalog Falls, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion Church, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Oslob Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Oslob trip planner .

You can drive from Moalboal to Oslob in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Siargao Island.

Things to do in Oslob

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 10:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tumalog Falls ©
Tumalog Falls

5
nights
Siargao Island

Siargao Island ©
A lush oasis of tropical vegetation surrounded by warm waters east of the Philippines, Siargao Island offers a mix of mangrove forests, squeaky-clean sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs.
Siargao Island is known for nature, adventure, beaches, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Mamon Island, get outside with Outdoor Adventures Siargao, stroll through Magpupungko Beach, and tee off at Villa Maya Siargao Island Cloud 9..

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Siargao Island driving holiday tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Oslob to Siargao Island in 7 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Siargao Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Siargao Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 15:
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Dako Island ©
Dako Island
Naked Island ©
Naked Island
Guyam Island ©
Guyam Island

8
nights
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

Change things up with a short trip to Gilutongan Island in Cordova (about 38 minutes away).

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lapu Lapu trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Siargao Island to Lapu Lapu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daytime highs in Lapu Lapu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Mactan Island, Cordova
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lapu Lapu Statue ©
Lapu Lapu Statue
Spas

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