24 days in Philippines Itinerary

24 days in Philippines Itinerary

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24 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly + bus:  21​h 45​min
1
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 5 nights
2
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Boracay
— 7 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
5
Bohol Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Pasay, Luzon
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Ljubljana

5
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Small Lagoon will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: 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. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Seven Commando Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hidden Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read El Nido vacation trip planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to El Nido is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Ljubljana to El Nido, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Fort Santa Isabel
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 14:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach

2
nights
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of City Baywalk, see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Babuyan River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculate Conception Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village, and then stop by Baker's Hill.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa travel planner.

Traveling by car from El Nido to Puerto Princesa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Princesa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Baker's Hill ©
Baker's Hill

2
nights
Cebu City, Cebu Island

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica del Santo Nino and Colon Street. Head to Ayala Mall and SM City Cebufor some retail therapy. Take a break from Cebu City with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Lapu Lapu, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple and steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cebu City trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. December in Cebu City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

Shopping Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Ayala Mall ©
Ayala Mall
Scuba & Snorkeling
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Bulabog Beach. Head to D' Talipapa Market and D'Mallfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 20th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at White Beach, make a trip to Willy's Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balinghai Beach, and head off the coast to Crystal Cove Island.

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

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cebu City to Boracay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Cebu City in December, plan for slightly colder days in Boracay, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Bohol Island.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Buruanga Beach
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Bohol Island

Bohol Island ©
Bohol Island attracts visitors with its landscape, natural heritage, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Baclayon Church, snap pictures at Bamboo Hanging Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Tarsier Conservation Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Chocolate Hills. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Bohol Habitat Conservation Center and then delve into the lush surroundings at Mahogany Forest.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bohol Island holiday planner.

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Boracay to Bohol Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Boracay in December, expect nights in Bohol Island to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pasay.

Things to do in Bohol Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Chocolate Hills Natural Monument ©
Chocolate Hills Natural Monument
Tarsier Conservation Area ©
Tarsier Conservation Area
Mahogany Forest ©
Mahogany Forest

3
nights
Pasay, Luzon

Pasay ©
A bustling commercial city just south of the capital, Pasay offers a wide range of entertainment and tourist activities.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stop by SM Mall of Asia, then buy something for everyone on your list at Greenbelt Mall, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Glorietta. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at Resorts World Manila and then identify plant and animal life at Picnic Grove.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pasay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bohol Island to Pasay by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Pasay can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Pasay

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Makati, Heroes Cemetery, Picnic Grove
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Greenbelt Mall ©
Greenbelt Mall
Picnic Grove ©
Picnic Grove
Heroes Cemetery ©
Heroes Cemetery

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