40 days in Philippines Itinerary

40 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 7 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 9 nights
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Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Mactan–Cebu, Bus to New Maya Port, Ferry to Malapascua Island
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Malapascua Island
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Maya, Bus to Mactan–Cebu, Fly to Camiguin
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Camiguin
— 3 nights
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Danao, Panglao Island
— 10 nights
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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 5 nights
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
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Coron, Busuanga Island

— 7 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayangan Lake. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Barracuda Lake, enjoy the sand and surf at Banul Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Garden, and stroll through Kalitang Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Coron online itinerary planner.

Manila to Coron is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 6:

Boracay

— 9 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas & Wellness make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), stroll through White Beach, browse the exhibits of Dream Land Trick Art Museum, and get outside with Scotty's Action Sports Network, Inc. Boracay.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Boracay day trip app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Coron to Boracay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 15:

Malapascua Island

— 2 nights
Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Langub Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Malapascua Island trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Boracay to Malapascua Island in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Camiguin.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Outdoors · Spas · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

Camiguin

— 3 nights

Born of Fire

Get in touch with nature on a vacation in Camiguin, a peaceful Philippine island known for the many volcanoes that dot its verdant landscape.
Family-friendly places like White Island and Sto. Rosario Church will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Camiguin Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Spanish Church Ruins, contemplate the waterfront views at Tanguines Lagoon, and see some colorful creatures with Kurma.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Camiguin road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Malapascua Island to Camiguin takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Danao.

Things to do in Camiguin

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:

Danao, Panglao Island

— 10 nights
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alona Divers and Alona Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Baclayon Ecclesiastical Museum (in Baclayon) and The Clarin Ancestral House (in Loay).

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Danao trip planner.

You can drive from Camiguin to Danao in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Danao sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Danao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 30:

Cebu City, Cebu Island

— 5 nights

Queen City of the South

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Ocean Gems Academy will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Cebu City: Lapu Lapu Statue (in Lapu Lapu) and Cebu Happy World Museum (in Cordova). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Casa Gorordo Museum, steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, take an in-depth tour of University of San Carlos Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cebu City tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Danao to Cebu City in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December in Cebu City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to El Nido.

Things to do in Cebu City

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

El Nido, Palawan Island

— 3 nights

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Small Lagoon will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Nacpan Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon, make a splash at The Gardens Day Club, and enjoy the sand and surf at Las Cabanas Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our El Nido online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cebu City to El Nido takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

Philippines travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.

Bohol Province travel guide

3.9
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
Covering a tropical island with gentle coves and white sand beaches, Bohol Province has a great reputation among snorkelers and divers. Things to do in Bohol Province include dolphin- and whale-watching, island-hopping, visiting some of the spectacular caves and waterfalls, and of course snorkeling and diving. Stand-up paddleboarding, river kayaking, and boat tours serve as less strenuous ways to admire the marine nature surrounding the islands. Further inland, ziplines, rope cycling, and jungle adventure tours make popular additions to any Bohol Province holiday, while old Roman Catholic churches hide behind palm trees and local markets offer traditional handicrafts.