11 days in Manila, Cebu Island & Palawan Island Itinerary

11 days in Manila, Cebu Island & Palawan Island Itinerary

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11 days in Manila, Cebu Island & Palawan Island Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Manila
— 1 night
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
2
Malapascua Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
3
El Nido
— 2 nights
4
Puerto Princesa
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Cebu City
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

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night
Manila

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Rizal Park, contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, then wander the streets of Intramuros, and finally admire the masterpieces at San Agustin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Central United Methodist Church, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Manila Ocean Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manila Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Manila trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Manila is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Philippines Time (PHT) is 5 hours. While traveling from Kuwait City, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Manila, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Manila

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

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Malapascua Island

Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Malapascua Island trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Manila to Malapascua Island in 5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Spend the 14th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, stroll through Seven Commando Beach, don't miss a visit to Lio Tourism Estate, and kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our El Nido online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Malapascua Island to El Nido. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

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night
Puerto Princesa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Puerto Princesa Underground River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): explore the activities along Babuyan River and then explore the activities along Honda Bay.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa trip planner.

You can drive from El Nido to Puerto Princesa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Puerto Princesa are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Babuyan River ©
Babuyan River

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take a stroll through Colon Street, steep yourself in history at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, then steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, then steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Nino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple and then shop like a local with Ayala Mall.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cebu City day trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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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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