18 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

18 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Malapascua Island
— 1 night
Ferry to New Maya Port, Bus to Moalboal
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Moalboal
— 2 nights
Bus to Mactan–Cebu, Fly to El Nido
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El Nido
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cebu City
— 3 nights
Ferry to Tubigon, Taxi to Bohol Island
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Bohol Island
— 1 night
Taxi to Panglao Island, Fly to Laoag
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Vigan
— 1 night
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Drive to Laoag International Airport, Fly to Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Drive to Calatagan
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Calatagan
— 3 nights
Drive to Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Fly to Laguindingan Airport

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Malapascua Island

— 1 night
Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
On the 3rd (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Kalanggaman Island, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally contemplate the long history of Japanese Wreck Marine Sanctuary.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Malapascua Island trip itinerary planner.

Cagayan de Oro to Malapascua Island is an approximately 13.5-hour travel. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moalboal.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

Moalboal

— 2 nights
The collection of beaches and the treasures located just off shore encourage many people visit Moalboal.
On the 5th (Thu), head off the coast to Pescador Island and then admire the sheer force of Kawasan Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Moalboal travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Malapascua Island to Moalboal takes 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Moalboal

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

El Nido

— 6 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nacpan Beach and Secret Lagoon Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Seven Commando Beach. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon, admire the sheer force of Nagkalit-Kalit Falls, kick back and relax at Hidden Beach, and stroll through Las Cabanas Beach.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the El Nido online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Moalboal to El Nido in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:

Cebu City

— 3 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.
Visit Basilica del Santo Nino and Taoist Temple for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, don't miss a visit to Fuente Osmena, take a stroll through Colon Street, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ayala Mall.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Cebu City vacation planner.

You can fly from El Nido to Cebu City in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bohol Island.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

Bohol Island

— 1 night
Bohol Island attracts visitors with its landscape, natural heritage, and culture.
On the 15th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Tarsier Conservation Area, then take in the views from Sevilla Hanging bridge, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bohol Habitat Conservation Center, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Cebu City to Bohol Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In January in Bohol Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vigan.

Things to do in Bohol Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:

Vigan

— 1 night
One of the best-preserved Spanish colonial towns in the country, Vigan has been made a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the views from Banaoang Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Crisologo, and then contemplate the long history of Syquia Mansion.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vigan online route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bohol Island to Vigan takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Calatagan.

Things to do in Vigan

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:

Calatagan

— 3 nights
Calatagan, officially the '', is a of the Philippines in the province of in the of the Philippines. Get some historical perspective at Caleruega and Immaculate Conception Church. Get in touch with nature at Taal Volcano and Burot Beach. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Fri) at Aquaria Water Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Calatagan trip maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vigan to Calatagan. In January in Calatagan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calatagan

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

Cebu Island travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Waterfalls
A long, thin island with a mountainous backbone running through its core, Cebu Island offers scenic nature and pristine beaches. Hikes in the hills offer fabulous views of waterfalls and the distant ocean amid lush greenery, while those who prefer urban entertainment can enjoy the bustle of the provincial capital. For more adventurous visitors, things to do in Cebu Island center mainly around water sports, such as kiteboarding, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, or taking a boat trip to look for whale sharks. History buffs will enjoy visiting a Portuguese-built Catholic church and then a shrine dedicated to the chieftain who killed Magellan.

Batangas Province travel guide

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Volcanos · Bars & Clubs · Churches
Batangas Province includes coastal areas of beaches and resort towns of great variety, as well as inland lakes, volcanic areas, and traditional old towns. The province's population remains proud of its culture, with heritage towns offering an introduction to the dances, rituals, and food staples that have been central to local life for centuries. A wealth of dive sites, resort towns, and colonial Spanish architecture provide other focal points of tourism in Batangas Province, where the emphasis of most areas lies on conservation and ecotourism.