8 days in Philippines Itinerary

8 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
2
Boracay
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Dubai

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Manila Cathedral, then wander the streets of Intramuros, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, then stroll around Rizal Park, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Manila Ocean Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Manila travel planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Manila is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Dubai to Manila, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dubai in December: high temperatures in Manila hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Intramuros ©
Intramuros

3
nights
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Crystal Cove Island, kick back and relax at White Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach).

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Boracay trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Manila to Boracay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. When traveling from Manila in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Boracay, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

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

1
night
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Barracuda Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Coron road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Coron

Nature Parks
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Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Mt Tapyas ©
Mt Tapyas
Barracuda Lake ©
Barracuda Lake

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro, then see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, then steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, and finally contemplate the long history of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cebu City day trip planning app.

Fly from Coron to Cebu City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Cebu City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross
Fort San Pedro ©
Fort San Pedro

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