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10 Day Travel Itineraries in the Philippines

Looking for the perfect way to spend ten days in the Philippines? Whether you want to go scuba diving in Palawan, laze on sugar-white beaches in Cebu, or go backpacking across this spectacular island nation, we’ve got a travel itinerary to help you plan your ideal trip.

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Day 1 - Cebu - Start your Philippines adventure in Cebu City, where you can explore historic landmarks, sample delicious street food, and enjoy the city’s lively nightlife scene.

Day 2 - Moalboal & Simala Church - Head to the seaside town of Moalboal. On the way, stop by the famous Simala Church, a magnificent building that is very popular among the locals. After orienting yourself on a walking tour, continue on to Moalboal and spend an afternoon exploring the town's top highlights.

Day 3 - Island boat trip, sardines & turtles - Board a boat for the day and head to nearby islands to check out the legendary sardine run, colourful coral reefs, and local wildlife. When you're back on land in the evening, head out to the bars in town to enjoy the local nightlife. 

Day 4 - Kawasan Falls - Spend a day at one of the most breathtaking waterfalls in the Philippines, Kawasan Falls. Float downstream and swim through some of the most amazing scenery in the country, before reaching the falls themselves. Finish the day with a lazy evening to recharge before moving on to Siquijor Island.

Day 5 & 6 - Siquijor Island - Travel to the beautiful island of Siquijor and spend a few days exploring its highlights and hidden gems, from epic mountain views to thundering waterfalls and beautiful beaches. Siquijor is well known for being home to faith healers, and visiting these local legends is an experience you can't miss while you're here.

Day 7 & 8 - Siargao Island - Dubbed “the surfing capital of the Philippines,” Siargao is renowned for its fantastic surf breaks and impressive beaches. Take a surfing lesson or simply spend a few days relaxing and soaking up the sun — the choice is yours!

Day 9 - Island boat trip - Head on an island-hopping adventure off the coast of Siargao Island. You'll spend the day snorkelling in crystal-clear waters, chilling on white-sand beaches, and having tons of fun in the sun.

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Ten-day Palawan itinerary

Day 1 - Manila - Start today's adventure with a visit to San Agustin Church, the oldest stone-built church located in the historic walled Intramuros in Manila. Continue onto Casa Manila, a museum that offers a glimpse of life in Manila during the 19th century.

Day 2 - Puerto Princesa - Take a short flight from Manila to Puerto Princesa, which takes around an hour and twenty minutes. Head to the Palawan Heritage Museum, then make your way to Palaweno Brewery for a drink and on to the Baywalk for a stroll. Once the sun sets, travel for around 45 minutes out of Puerto Princesa to the Iwahig River, where you'll see fireflies glowing among the mangroves by the river. 

Day 4 & 5 - Sabang - Drive to Sabang, home to the country’s famous Subterranean River. This natural wonder is eight kilometres in length and passes through a magnificent limestone cave that flows directly to the sea. Jump into a boat with a local guide and explore this great cave complex. Afterward, embark on a mangrove boat trip that takes you into the heart of the region’s thick mangrove forests. Travelling in small traditional boats, there’s plenty of opportunity for wildlife spotting and photographing the spectacular surrounding scenery.

Day 3 to 8 - El Nido - With a backdrop of limestone cliffs, white sandy beaches, and turquoise seas, El Nido town acts as the perfect base for a whole host of amazing adventures. While you’re here, you can go kayaking in postcard-perfect settings, discover untouched beaches and remote rocky coves on an island-hopping tour, or join a guided snorkelling trip and explore an incredible underwater world. 

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Sunset in Balabac, Philippines
Sunset in Balabac, Philippines

Helpful Info

Local languages
Filipino, English, and regional languages
Popular destinations
Boracay, El Nido, Coron
Perfect for
Beach holidays, adventure
Best time to visit
November to April
Currency
Philippine peso (PHP)

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