13 day suggested itinerary

Manila, Bohol and Cebu Multi Centre

Combine city, nature and beach

This suggested itinerary offers a great combination of bustling city life in the capital Manila, unspoilt natural beauty and beaches on the tropical island of Bohol and a combination of city sights and beaches in Cebu. We suggest you'll need a minimum of 8 nights (not including your international flights) to make the most of this itinerary, but give our travel experts a call and they will happily arrange the best itinerary to meet your needs.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Explore historic Intramuros in Manila
  • Discover the marvellous Chocolate Hills in Bohol
  • Relax on some of the world's best beaches

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

13 days
Destination Breakdown
Private basis, Self-Guided

Itinerary Breakdown

The ideal starting point of your Philippines holiday, spend a couple of nights in the capital city, accessible by direct flight from London Heathrow. Take a walk around the old walled city, Intramuros, shop til you drop in the Mall of Asia and enjoy a sunset over Manila Bay.

Points of Interest

Just an hours' flight from Manila, this gorgeous island is bursting with natural attractions. Perhaps most famous are the Chocolate Hills, a unique formation of hundreds of dome shaped hills which turn brown in the summer resembling giant chocolate drops. Not to be missed is the Tarsier Sanctuary where you can learn all about these tiny primates and the work the sanctuary carries out to try and protect this species. If you're lucky you may get a glimpse of the tiny bug-eyed creatures. We recommend spending at least five days in Bohol, the amazing powder-soft beaches will by vying for your attention along with ancient churches, tranquil river cruises and snorkelling opportunities off the nearby islands.

Points of Interest

The final stop on this suggested itinerary is the island of Cebu. We recommend taking the Ocean Jet ferry from Bohol which takes around 90 minutes. Upon arrival in Cebu port you may choose to embark on a tour of the city with attractions including Magellan's Cross, Fort San Pedro and the Taoist Temple. Most hotels are located on Mactan Island, accessed by bridge from the main island of Cebu. Although the beaches here are man-made they are no less beautiful and there are plenty of fish right off the shore so its great for families. The nearby islands offer amazing snorkelling opportunities, or you may like to arrange a trip to Oslob on the south of the island where you can take a small boat out to swim with whale sharks, an experience not to be missed.

Points of Interest

  • Manila

    Itinerary Highlights

    • The bustling captatl of the Philippines
    • Explore historic Intramuros
    • Shop til you drop in the many malls
    • Enjoy sunset over Manila Bay
  • Bohol

    Itinerary Highlights

    • One hour flight from Manila
    • Beautiful tropical beaches
    • Explore the famous Chocolate Hills
    • Visit the Tarsier Research Sanctuary
  • Cebu

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Ninety minutes by ferry from Bohol
    • Historic city with plenty to see
    • Man made beaches on Mactan Island
    • Take an island hopping excursion

We recommend spending a couple of days in the bustling capital Manila. Make sure you take the time to explore the historic walled city known as Intramuros, a highlight of any trip to the city. If shopping is your thing there are no shortage of malls to explore including the Mall of Asia, Glorietta and Greenbelt. Finally soak up the sunset over Manila Bay.



From Manila take a short 60 minute flight to the tropical island of Bohol famous for its white sand beaches and natural attractions. First on your list should be the famous Chocolate Hills, followed by a leisurely cruise on the Loboc River and a visit to the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary. You can easily spend five days exploring this beautiful island and relaxing on the powder-soft white sand beaches.



Your final stop on this suggested itinerary is Cebu. Accessed by fast ferry from Bohol you can easily combine the two islands together. Not only are there plenty of attractions to see in Cebu city itself such as the Carbon Market, Taoist Temple, Magellan's Cross and Fort San Pedro, you can also drive over the bridge to Mactan island which is where most tourist hotels are located. Again we recommend five days here to relax at your beach hotel and explore the city sights.


  • Fort San Pedro
  • Taoist Temple
  • Magellan's Cross